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One in 20 patients exposed to preventable harm
AROUND one in 20 patients are exposed to preventable harm in medical care, with as many as 15 per cent of these cases involving severe harm or death.
Patients to be referred to pharmacists for minor conditions
PATIENTS in England are to be offered same-day pharmacy appointments for minor conditions in order to ease pressure on the wider NHS.
Clarity for GPs on firearms licensing
GPs will not be held legally responsible for judging whether someone is suitable to possess a firearm or shotgun certificate, according to proposed new government guidance.
GDC seeks views on future development of CPD
THE short and long-term future of professional learning and development in dentistry is the subject of new discussion document on which the GDC is seeking views.
NHS looks to Alexa to deliver health advice
NHS patients may soon have improved access to health information via voice-assisted technology being developed in collaboration with Amazon.
GMC appointed regulator for associate roles
THE General Medical Council will become the regulator for physician associates and anaesthesia associates, the Department of Health and Social Care has announced.
FGDP(UK) welcomes compulsory oral health education
ORAL health will be included in new statutory guidance on health education for schools in England.
Treat suspected Lyme disease without delay
PATIENTS presenting with erythema migrans or the characteristic bull’s eye rash associated with Lyme disease should be diagnosed and treated with antibiotics without delay, says NICE.
Call for “dental revolution” in care homes
CALLS have been made for a “dental revolution” in care homes in England after a survey found more than half do not have oral health plans in place for residents.
Inpatient satisfaction high but improvement has stalled
MOST inpatients in hospitals in England have confidence and trust in the doctors and nurses treating them but overall improvement has stalled, according to findings from an annual CQC survey.