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RCGP responds to “hurtful” insinuation of possible GP fraud
AN announcement that the NHS Counter Fraud Authority will be investigating GPs in England in regard to so-called "ghost patients" on practice lists has prompted a sharp response from the RCGP.
Approval for opt-out organ donation in Scotland
AN opt-out system for organ and tissue donation has been passed by the Scottish Parliament.
MDDUS supports findings of Hamilton review
PUBLICATION of an independent review into how the laws on gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide are applied to medical practice has been welcomed by MDDUS – and in particular its support for the removal of the GMC’s right of appeal in Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) decisions.
Funding to improve health of rough sleepers
COUNCILS in England will receive £1.9 million in funding to help improve the health of rough sleepers.
Medical register tops 300,000 for first time
THE number of doctors registered to practise in the UK has topped 300,000 for the first time, new figures from the General Medical Council show.
Sharp rise in NHS penalty notices
THE number of fines handed down to patients for wrongly claiming free NHS treatment has risen 30-fold in the past five years, with fines now topping £126 million.
RCGP offers vision for the future
EXTENDED GP consultations and continuity of care delivered via 'micro-teams' are key elements in a vision for the future of general practice.
RCS looks to guide surgical innovation
NEW guidance to avoid a “maverick” approach to surgical innovation has been published by the Royal College of Surgeons.
New investment in rest facilities for doctors
THE Department for Health and Social care has announced it will invest £10m in improving doctors' rest facilities.
Sepsis campaign focuses on early signs
THE five early signs of sepsis are being highlighted in a new public awareness campaign from the Scottish Government.