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Confidentiality a common worry in GP premises

PRIVACY at reception is a common concern among GP patients, according to a new report by the Patients Association on practice premises in England.

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  • 14 January 2019
  • Risk articles

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  • 14 January 2019
  • Risk articles

Clinical trial for cancer breath test

A CLINICAL trial has begun on a breath test to detect certain cancers at an early stage.

  • 04 January 2019
  • News

Missed GP appointments cost £216m per year

DNAs (did not attends) account for over 15 million general practice appointments each year in England.

  • 04 January 2019
  • News

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

NHS staff struggle with volume of safety guidance

A REPORT looking at 'never events' in 18 hospital trusts in England found that staff struggle to cope with large volumes of safety guidance, with little time and space to implement guidance effectively.

  • 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