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Report on legal claims in emergency medicine

GOOD record-keeping and communication to support handover and ‘safety netting’ for patients whose condition may deteriorate are among key lessons highlighted in three new reports on compensation claims in emergency medicine.

  • 07 April 2022
  • News

Medscape survey on inappropriate behaviour among doctors

A SURVEY of UK doctors has found that around 40 per cent have witnessed or experienced bullying by other doctors within the last five years.

  • 07 April 2022
  • News

Redacting sensitive information from health records

Patients in England will soon have digital access to new data entries in their health records, meaning GP practices will have to redact sensitive or potentially harmful details in "real time"

  • 31 March 2022
  • Risk alert

Slow-healing socket

...An incisional biopsy one month later at the hospital confirms the lesion is squamous cell carcinoma and the patient undergoes extensive surgery followed by facial reconstruction and radiotherapy...

  • 31 March 2022
  • Case study

Long-term diazepam prescription

...Dr H prescribes the drug weekly despite complaints by Mr C that he runs out of medication by the weekend...

  • 31 March 2022
  • Case study

RCOG reflects on “uncomfortable truths” in Ockenden report

A report on “catstrophic” failures at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust represents a “dark day of maternity services”, says The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).

  • 31 March 2022
  • News

Survey shows decline in NHS staff morale and engagement

THE percentage of NHS staff in England who are happy with the standard of care provided by their organisation has declined more than 6 points from 2020 to 67.8 per cent, according to the NHS Staff Survey 2021.

  • 31 March 2022
  • News

NHS public satisfaction ratings lowest in 25 years

PUBLIC satisfaction with how the health service runs has fallen to 36 per cent (a drop of 17 percentage points from 2020), according to analysis of the 2021 British Social Attitudes survey (BSA) published by The King’s Fund and the Nuffield Trust.

  • 30 March 2022
  • News

Updated dental guidance on anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs

UPDATED guidance on the management of dental patients taking anticoagulants or antiplatelet drugs has been published by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).

  • 30 March 2022
  • News

Doctors asked for views on workplace learning

DOCTORS across the UK are being urged to share their views on workplace learning, support and supervision for the General Medical Council’s annual training survey.

  • 28 March 2022
  • News

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