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NHS to move away from blame culture in patient safety incidents

THE NHS should focus on learning from patient safety incidents rather than looking to blame individuals, according to a major new piece of guidance.

  • 25 August 2022
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Diagnosis and prescribing key negligence risk areas, report shows

IMPROVING diagnosis and prescribing processes are key to achieving better patient outcomes in general practice, a report from NHS Resolution has found.

  • 24 August 2022
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Tackling backlog in bowel screening

A BACKLOG of patients waiting for colonoscopies as part of the NHS bowel screening programme could be tackled by raising the threshold at which patients are invited for more in-depth investigations, according to new research.

  • 22 August 2022
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Majority of symptomatic Covid-19 patients still infectious after five days

TWO-THIRDS of symptomatic Covid-19 patients are still infectious five days after their symptoms begin, according to the first “real-world” study into the disease onset.

  • 22 August 2022
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GDC fitness to practise report reveals ethnic disparity

A DISPROPORTIONATELY high number of fitness to practise concerns received by the General Dental Council (GDC) in 2021 were raised against Asian or Asian British dentists compared to their proportion of the total register.

  • 11 August 2022
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Survey reveals NHS dentistry at “tipping point”

A BBC survey has found that 90 per cent of NHS dental practices are not accepting new adult dental patients, and 80 per cent are not taking on children.

  • 11 August 2022
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Steep 50-year rise in melanoma deaths among men

MELANOMA death rates among UK men have risen 219 per cent in the last 50 years, according to new analysis released by Cancer Research UK.

  • 28 July 2022
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Long Covid action plan aims to reduce GP workload

PATIENTS with long Covid will have easier access to health tests as part of an action plan designed to reduce GP workloads.

  • 28 July 2022
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'Go live' for online access to records in England now 1 November

NHS England has confirmed that 1 November 2022 is now the date patients at practices in England using TPP and EMIS systems will be granted automatic access to their prospective (future) records online.

  • 28 July 2022
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GMC to lose right to appeal tribunal decisions

THE General Medical Council is to lose its right to appeal decisions by medical practitioners tribunals in 2023.

  • 28 July 2022
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