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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.
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.
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.
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.
NHS facing “year-round crisis” in emergency care
EMERGENCY care services in England are suffering a “year-round crisis" with key indicators demonstrating that the summer of 2018 delivered worse levels of care to patients than five out of eight recent winters, according to recent BMA analysis.
Doctors warned on using Google Translate in consultations
USING Google Translate in medical consultations risks introducing communication errors that could lead litigation, says MDDUS.
Fewer BME doctors appointed to consultant posts
BLACK and minority ethnic (BME) trainee doctors are less likely to be shortlisted and offered consultant posts than white trainees despite applying for more such posts, according to a recent report.
Reduction in antibiotic prescribing by dentists
DENTAL practices in England dispensed nearly a quarter fewer prescriptions for antibiotics in 2017 compared to 2013, according to figures published by the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR)
New plans to address violence against NHS staff
MORE than 15 per cent of NHS employees have experienced violence from patients, their relatives or the public in the last 12 months – the highest figure for five years – according to the most recent NHS staff survey.
Cost of bullying in NHS England estimated at £2.28 billion
BULLYING and harassment in the NHS in England costs the UK taxpayer an estimated £2.28 billion per year according to a new study.