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ED performance in Scotland worst on record

EMERGENCY departments across Scotland clocked the worst monthly four-hour performance on record in December 2019, according to figures released by Scottish Government.

  • 12 February 2020
  • News

Covid-19 patient management flowchart

A FLOW chart to help clinicians manage suspected cases of Covid-19 acute respiratory disease has been published by Public Health England (PHE).

  • 12 February 2020
  • News

Bereaved parents have new right to paid time off

WORKING parents who experience the death of a child will be granted two weeks’ paid bereavement leave under new rules, known as ‘Jack’s Law’, which are due to come into effect.

  • 05 February 2020
  • Article

Communicating with patients about the coronavirus

THE coronavirus outbreak has now been declared a global emergency by the World Health Organisation, and MDDUS has drawn up a risk alert to guide general practices in maximising communication with patients at key contact points.

  • 31 January 2020
  • Risk articles

Nefarious activity

...A dental associate contacts the advisory service at MDDUS suspecting systematic breaches of NHS regulations at the dental practice where she works...

  • 30 January 2020
  • Case study

GDC commitment to “right touch” regulation welcomed

A CONTINUED focus on "upstream regulation" is among key themes in a Costed Corporate Plan 2020 recently published by the GDC.

  • 29 January 2020
  • News

Stop tiptoeing around reform of personal injury compensation

MDDUS CEO Chris Kenny has challenged the Government to stop "tiptoeing around reform" and overhaul the way personal injury compensation is awarded in England and Wales.

  • 29 January 2020
  • News

Healthcare quality worse for the worse off

PEOPLE living in the most deprived areas of England experience a worse quality of NHS care and poorer health outcomes than people living in the least deprived areas, according to research undertaken by QualityWatch.

  • 29 January 2020
  • News

Time extension for dentists reported to GDC

DENTISTS who have been reported to the General Dental Council can apply for more time to prepare their comments under a new pilot scheme.

  • 22 January 2020
  • News

Hospitals need to demonstrate learning from mistakes

ANALYSIS by Healthwatch has shown that only 12 per cent of hospital trusts demonstrate compliance with the statutory regulations when it comes to reporting on patient complaints.

  • 20 January 2020
  • News

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