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Desktop guide to medicinal cannabis

Practical advice on the availability and use of medicinal cannabis has been published by the RCGP.

  • 20 December 2018
  • News

Wide variation in valproate prescribing in women

USE of valproate medicines in female patients continues to slowly decline but there is wide variation in prescribing between Clinical Commissioning Groups, according to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency.

  • 20 December 2018
  • News

Blurred boundaries

IT can be tricky remaining detached from patients on a personal basis, particularly for GPs who often have longstanding clinical relationships with individuals and families. Risk adviser Liz Price offers some advice.

  • 19 December 2018
  • Risk alert

Subject access requests rise under GDPR

SUBJECT access requests to GP practices have increased by more than 30 per cent since the introduction of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) legislation, according to a survey by the BMA.

  • 19 December 2018
  • News

CPD deadline approaching for 6,000 dentists

NEARLY 6,000 dentists are due to complete their five-year CPD cycle and must submit an end-of-cycle statement to the GDC no later than 28 January 2019 – but those wishing to apply for a "grace period" must do so by 31 December.

  • 18 December 2018
  • News

Emergency dental treatment over festive period

THE GDC is reminding dentists to ensure patients are made aware of arrangements for emergency dental care over the festive period.

  • 18 December 2018
  • News

GMC calls for action on impending workforce crisis

A SURVEY by the GMC has revealed that 21 per cent of 45 to 54-year-old doctors and two-thirds of 55–64 year olds intend to take early retirement by 2021, presaging a workforce crisis that could be compounded by Brexit.

  • 18 December 2018
  • News

NHS fax machine ban

FAX machines are to be banned from the NHS in England in a bid to move to more secure hi-tech systems.

  • 18 December 2018
  • News

An angry ending

...Mr B apologises for losing his temper but Dr T is not satisfied and decides to remove him from the practice patient list...

  • 17 December 2018
  • Case study

Slow perio

...BPE scores should have been recorded at every patient review and the expert doubts the accuracy of the first BPE, given the patient’s bleeding gums and subsequent scores...

  • 17 December 2018
  • Case study