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Hockey twist

...The surgeon expresses “surprise” that the diagnosis was missed in A&E and that there was no onward referral to an on-call orthopaedic specialist...

  • 30 July 2018
  • Case study

Is reality TV too risky?

MDDUS often hears from members seeking advice about engaging with media producers. What are the risks involved?

  • 30 July 2018
  • Risk alert

Check the register

...a letter from the GDC arrives at the practice concerning the employment of an unregistered nurse. It alleges that this action has put patients at unnecessary risk...

  • 30 July 2018
  • Case study

Dame Clare Marx appointed GMC chair

Dame Clare Marx has been appointed chair of the General Medical Council and will become the first woman to hold that position since the GMC was established 160 years ago.

  • 30 July 2018
  • News

Doctors should not be prosecuted for deaths caused by errors, RCP says

DOCTORS should not be prosecuted for deaths that result from involuntary mistakes or other errors, the Royal College of Physicians has said.

  • 30 July 2018
  • News

Trainees to have mandatory recovery period after nightshift

JUNIOR doctors in Scotland are to be given a mandatory 46-hour recovery period after a run of night shifts before they can return to work.

  • 27 July 2018
  • News

Safe staffing levels set out by RCP

THE definition of safe staffing levels that are needed to provide care for hospital patients has been set out for the first time by the Royal College of Physicians.

  • 27 July 2018
  • News

Dental prevention pilot proves successful

A SCHEME for prevention-focused dental care piloted in 73 practices in England has led to “reduced or maintained levels” of tooth decay in 90 per cent of patients, according to a Government evaluation.

  • 26 July 2018
  • News

HPV vaccination extended to boys

ADOLESCENT boys in the UK will now be given the HPV vaccine after a long campaign by healthcare organisations, including the BDA.

  • 26 July 2018
  • News

Significant backlogs in radiology reporting

WIDE national variation in timescales for radiology results, with significant backlogs, have been reported in a new Care Quality Commission (CQC) review.

  • 26 July 2018
  • News