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UK cancer care suffers with staff shortages
A SHORTAGE of clinical oncologists threatens future cancer care in the UK.
RCP now neutral on assisted dying
THE Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has adopted a neutral position on assisted dying following a survey of its UK fellows and members.
GP "gatekeeping" offers mixed benefits
A STUDY looking at GPs as gatekeepers to specialty care has concluded that this is associated with lower healthcare use and expenditure and better quality of care, but also lower patient satisfaction.
Fresh push to bring back GPs
A NEW campaign designed to persuade hundreds of doctors to return to general practice is being launched this week.
Gender reassignment should be initiated in specialist care
GENDER reassignment is a specialist area of medicine and treatment should be initiated in specialist care, says the Royal College of GPs.
New standards for end of life care
A NEW set of standards in providing end of life care has been agreed for GP practices.
Progress on opt-out organ donation legislation in Scotland and England
A BILL introducing a soft opt-out system for organ and tissue donation has been debated in the Scottish Parliament and similar legislation for England looks set to clear parliamentary hurdles in the next few days.
Death certification e-training
DOCTORS in Scotland are being encouraged to complete two e-learning modules on death certification.
NHS staff encouraged to use email
HEALTH and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock wants the NHS to stop relying on pen and paper use more secure forms of digital communication instead such as email.
Improved wellbeing support for NHS staff
THE Government has set out a commitment to provide better mental health and wellbeing support to NHS staff in England, including a dedicated service giving confidential advice and help 24 hours a day.