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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.

  • 13 March 2018
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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.

  • 08 March 2018
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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.

  • 27 February 2018
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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.

  • 27 February 2018
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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.

  • 14 February 2018
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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.

  • 12 February 2018
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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.

  • 12 February 2018
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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.

  • 30 January 2018
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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.

  • 30 January 2018
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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.

  • 30 January 2018
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