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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.

  • 18 July 2018
  • News

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.

  • 18 July 2018
  • News

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  • 10 July 2018
  • Risk articles

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  • 06 July 2018
  • Risk articles

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.

  • 04 July 2018
  • News

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.

  • 04 July 2018
  • News

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.

  • 29 June 2018
  • News

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.

  • 28 June 2018
  • News

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.

  • 28 June 2018
  • News

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.

  • 28 June 2018
  • News