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Time saving or risky business?

WORKFLOW optimisation utilising non-clinical admin staff has been shown to ease GP workloads but concerns have been raised it may put patient safety at risk.

  • 29 April 2019
  • Risk alert

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Medical case study

Medical certificate for terminally ill abuse victims

TERMINALLY ill patients in Scotland who suffered childhood abuse in care must ask their doctor to confirm their condition to claim compensation.

  • 29 April 2019
  • News

Direct link between frailty and oral health

FRAIL older people have a much greater risk of oral health problems, according to new research.

  • 29 April 2019
  • News

Registered with conditions

Dental case study

  • 26 April 2019
  • Case study

“Disease mongering” burdens global healthcare

EXPANDING definitions of disease are leading to over diagnosis and unnecessary treatment and pose a major threat to human health and the sustainability of health systems, according to a paper published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.

  • 26 April 2019
  • News

Post-surgical deaths in Scotland fall by a third

DEATHS following surgery have been reduced by more than a third in Scotland since the implementation of a safety checklist as part of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme.

  • 26 April 2019
  • News

Involve dentists in wider disease prevention

DENTISTS could play a much wider role in detecting health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, says the Faculty of Dental Surgery.

  • 26 April 2019
  • News

Unprofessional behaviour targeted in pilot scheme

A PILOT programme has been launched to help doctors tackle unprofessional behaviour which threatens patient safety.

  • 25 April 2019
  • News

Quiz - professionalism in practice

Take our quick quiz and test your knowledge on professionalism in practice

  • 08 April 2019
  • Risk articles