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...In an attempt to restrain the boy Dr D grabs him by the shoulders. A week later he is visited by police at his flat and cautioned and charged with common assault...
...It is also alleged that Dr U failed to obtain informed consent from the patient in neglecting to warn him of the risks involved with the procedure...
Medical register tops 300,000 for first time
THE number of doctors registered to practise in the UK has topped 300,000 for the first time, new figures from the General Medical Council show.
Research trial pitfalls
POTENTIAL legal difficulties involving medical trials can range from participant complaints to more serious allegations of fraud. Ensure that you're research ready.
Sharp rise in NHS penalty notices
THE number of fines handed down to patients for wrongly claiming free NHS treatment has risen 30-fold in the past five years, with fines now topping £126 million.
RCGP offers vision for the future
EXTENDED GP consultations and continuity of care delivered via 'micro-teams' are key elements in a vision for the future of general practice.
RCS looks to guide surgical innovation
NEW guidance to avoid a “maverick” approach to surgical innovation has been published by the Royal College of Surgeons.
New investment in rest facilities for doctors
THE Department for Health and Social care has announced it will invest £10m in improving doctors' rest facilities.
Only three per cent of under-ones attend dentist
RESEARCH out of Birmingham University has found that only three per cent of under-ones in England attended the dentists and in some regions it was than less one per cent.
Sepsis campaign focuses on early signs
THE five early signs of sepsis are being highlighted in a new public awareness campaign from the Scottish Government.