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Surgical mesh infection

...Mr K is accused of failing to provide Ms L with sufficient information to make an informed choice on the need for surgery to remove the mesh – or the potential complications of delaying for a second opinion...

  • 30 July 2019
  • Case study

Say nothing?

...The mother requests that should the child’s father phone the practice asking questions in regard to the young girl’s dental treatment no information should be provided...

  • 30 July 2019
  • Case study

GP antibiotic prescribing reduced and more selective

ANTIBIOTIC prescribing by general medical practices in England has reduced and become more selective according to a study published on BMJ Open.

  • 30 July 2019
  • News

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.

  • 30 July 2019
  • News

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.

  • 30 July 2019
  • News

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.

  • 29 July 2019
  • News

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.

  • 26 July 2019
  • News

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.

  • 25 July 2019
  • News

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.

  • 23 July 2019
  • News

FGDP(UK) welcomes compulsory oral health education

ORAL health will be included in new statutory guidance on health education for schools in England.

  • 23 July 2019
  • News