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NHS crisis worse than last year, survey indicates
THE NHS is a system "pushed to its limits", says the Royal College of Physicians in response to survey results in its NHS Reality Check Update 2018.
Extra whistleblowing protection for Scottish trainees
EXTRA legal protections have been introduced by NHS Scotland for junior doctors and other postgraduate trainees treated unfairly for whistleblowing.
Review of gross negligence manslaughter
MDDUS has welcomed the announcement by Jeremy Hunt that there will be an urgent review of gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare in light of the High Court case involving Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.
New dental college nearing reality
THE Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP(UK)) is taking forward plans to form a new College of General Dentistry and pursue a Royal Charter.
Pharmacist first for minor illnesses
A NEW health campaign in England is urging patients to first contact local pharmacists for clinical advice and treatment for minor health concerns.
Duty of candour reaffirmed
SENIOR healthcare officials in Scottish Government have reaffirmed the need for all health and social care staff to be able to “reflect safely and openly” when things go wrong – this is light of the recent High Court judgment in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.
HPV vaccination for men having sex with men
A NATIONWIDE HPV vaccination programme for men aged 45 or younger who have sex with other men will be introduced in England.
Lawyers targeting the NHS banned from hospitals in England
LAW firms and “claims management” companies who encourage patients to sue the NHS will no longer be provided office or advertising space in NHS hospital in England.
Plan to tackle oral health inequality in Scotland
SCOTTISH Government has launched a new improvement plan aiming to prevent poor oral health, cut oral health inequalities and address the dental needs of an ageing population.
Deadline looms for IRR17 compliance
ALL dental practices must be re-registered with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) by 5th February 2018 to be in compliance with changes to legislation relating to radiation protection, including a new HSE notification process.