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Hospital waiting list in England hits five million
NEW NHS figures show that the waiting list for hospital treatment in England has surpassed five million for the first time since records began in 2007.
GP data programme postponed
PLANS to make GP practices in England share patient data for a government database have been pushed back by two months following concerns raised by healthcare leaders.
Body cameras to reduce violence against ambulance crews
AMBULANCE crews in England are to be provided with body cameras as part of an NHS campaign to reduce attacks on staff.
GMC publishes guide for LGBT patients
A GUIDE for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) patients has been published by the General Medical Council (GMC) setting out what should be expected from their doctor.
Record surgical waiting lists in England near five million
HOSPITAL surgical waiting lists in England are now the longest since records began in 2007, according to the latest statistics published by NHS England.
Vaccination passports add to demand for records access
An increasing number of contacts from patients regarding vaccination passports have led some practices to explore apps or other ways to reduce the potential burden – but this is not without risk.
...Ms G states that some information contained in her full medical file was used against her by the insurance company, who went on to raise a counter-claim...
Consent to treat
...Dr L is concerned that Mrs P does not appear to have capacity to give informed consent for the necessary treatment...
Dental care resources for supporting patients with a learning disability or autism
A USEFUL update of resources and advice to support dental patients with a learning disability or autism has been published by NHS England.
GPs in Scotland struggle to cope under pandemic pressure
NINE out of 10 GPs in Scotland have reported that they or their staff have been subjected to verbal or physical abuse in the past month, and almost two-thirds report that the situation has grown worse since the beginning of the pandemic.