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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.