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Remote monitoring risks
Last month we looked at digital prescribing alerts and how continual warnings designed to help clinicians could potentially increase the risk of errors as “information overload” takes over. In this article we focus on alerts and other risks associated with remote monitoring devices
Sepsis awareness increase in Scotland
AWARENESS of sepsis and its symptoms has shown small increases in Scotland following a national campaign.
Enhanced flu vaccine this winter
A NEW "adjuvanted" flu vaccine will be available in England this winter for those aged 65 and over and other at-risk groups.
GMC provides guidance on reflective practice
REFLECTIVE notes do not need to capture full factual details of an experience but should focus on learning or actions taken from a case or situation, says GMC guidance published to reassure registrants in light of the Bawa-Garba case.
“Write directly to patients”, doctors advised
HOSPITAL doctors should avoid medical jargon and write outpatient clinic letters in plain English directly to patients, rather than to GPs.
Clarity on antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis
NEW implementation advice on antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis aims to clarify the "non-routine circumstances" in which such treatment might be justified.
Two in five GPs have a mental health problem
A SURVEY of GPs conducted by the mental health charity Mind found that 40 per cent said they were experiencing a mental health problem, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder.
Expansion of electronic prescribing in England
ELECTRONIC prescribing in GP surgeries and pharmacies in England is to be expanded bringing estimated savings of up to £300 million for the NHS by 2021, according to the government.
Integrating mental health therapists into primary care
NHS ENGLAND has drawn up new guidance to encourage GP surgeries to integrate mental health therapists into the service they offer patients.
Record numbers consulting NHS 111
THE number of patients in England using NHS 111 has grown steadily, with now around 20,000 people every day getting urgent health advice from a doctor, nurse, paramedic or other clinical professional over the phone, according to latest NHS data.