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Missed opportunity on indemnity reform

PROPOSED government reform in the regulation of legal indemnity for doctors and dentists not in state-backed schemes will only add to cost and restrict choice, according to MDDUS.

  • 17 December 2018
  • News

GDC outlines changes to setting fees

A NEW approach to setting fees has been unveiled by the General Dental Council in a bid to move to a fairer, more transparent system.

  • 13 December 2018
  • News

Review of charities promoting complementary medicine

COMPLEMENTARY and alternative medicine (CAM) organisations that claim to treat or cure a disease or condition will need to provide appropriate scientific evidence in order to qualify for charitable status.

  • 13 December 2018
  • News

Zero tolerance – can it work?

VIOLENCE against NHS staff is on the increase - but can a new 'zero tolerance' Government strategy solve the problem?

  • 27 November 2018
  • Risk alert

Most doctors not involved in winter planning, new poll finds

LESS than a third of doctors have been asked to help plan for winter, despite last year being one of the worst on record.

  • 27 November 2018
  • News

Patient abroad

...The patient was on holiday in Spain when she phoned her GP asking about a rash on her leg...

  • 26 November 2018
  • Case study

Honest assessment

...The dentist notices a potential problem with previous root treatment but is unsure whether to tell the patient...

  • 26 November 2018
  • Case study

Drastic change needed for medical device regulation

DRASTIC changes must be made to the way surgical procedures and medical devices are regulated to protect patients, the Royal College of Surgeons has said.

  • 26 November 2018
  • News

Sharp rise in number of young diabetics

THE number of young people in England and Wales with type 2 diabetes has increased almost 10-fold to nearly 7,000, according to new figures.

  • 22 November 2018
  • News

NHS guidance on using instant messaging in a crisis

NEW guidance has been released to help doctors, nurses and other NHS staff safely use instant messaging and other digital technology to co-ordinate patient care during emergencies.

  • 13 November 2018
  • News