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RCGP sets out roadmap to tackle workforce crisis
GENERAL practice is "running on empty" with ever increasing patient demand and falling GP numbers, says the RCGP in setting out a new Workforce Roadmap.
December A&E performance worst on record
DECEMBER 2019 saw the worst performance on record for A&E waiting times in England with 79.8 per cent of patients cared for within the target four hours.
Bullying of SAS and LE doctors commonplace
NEARLY a third of SAS (specialty and associate specialist) and a fourth of LE (locally employed) doctors have experienced bullying, undermining or harassment at work by colleagues or patients and their families in the last year.
Make MDO membership a regulatory requirement
CHRIS KENNY, CEO of MDDUS, comments on GMC research issued today into the impact of doctors’ engagement with the tribunals process.
Doctors reducing working hours to beat burnout
DOCTORS are increasingly cutting back on clinical hours to reduce stress, new figures from the General Medical Council show.
...The adviser explains to Dr L that the inclusion of police concern reports in a patient’s medical record is something that could be justified if they are clinically relevant...
...The letter claims that Dr P failed prior to sedation to double-check with Ms T the tooth requiring extraction...
Data concerns when texting patients
TEXT messaging patients has become almost routine in healthcare today but robust processes are still needed to monitor and control both message content and intent, as well as protect patient confidentiality.
New Year dilemmas - what would you do?
Read MDDUS advice on handling common dilemmas at this time of year