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NHS litigation costs continue to rise
THE cost of medical negligence claims to the NHS in England continues to rise despite a record reduction in formal litigation as more claims are mediated.
NHS patient app due for December release
NHS patients in England will be able to access their GP record and book appointments using a free app from December 2018.
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Lower death rates with patient continuity of care
A NEW study looking at continuity of care has concluded that patients who see the same doctor over time have lower death rates.
Patient-centred care yields mixed results
AN emphasis on patient-centred care in dealing with multimorbidity in primary care yields mixed results according to a new study.
Marx medical manslaughter review invites written evidence
A GMC working group looking into gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide in the medical profession in Scotland has invited written submissions as the latest stage of its review.
Mixed review for NHS in global comparison
A GLOBAL comparison of healthcare systems has found that that NHS performs worse than average in the treatment of eight out of the 12 most common causes of death – but provides unusually good financial protection to the public from the consequences of ill health.
GMC reduces annual retention fees
THE GMC has announced that all registered doctors with an annual retention fee date of 1 April or later will pay a reduced fee of £390 instead of £425 this year.
Call for stricter rules on online drug sales
TOUGHER safeguards are needed to protect people buying medicines online including a ban on the sale of drugs such as antibiotics and opiates, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) has warned.