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E-cigarette use continues to rise in UK

VAPING has risen by 12.5 per cent with now 3.6 million users in the UK (7.1 per cent of the population) compared to 7.2 million smokers, according to statistics published by Action on Smoking and Health.

  • 25 September 2019
  • News

Dance floor mishap

...An urgent referral after consultation with Dr P would have led to a prompt diagnosis of Achilles tendon rupture and direct primary repair...

  • 24 September 2019
  • Case study

Brexit patient safety risks

BREXIT looms ever larger as the UK faces yet another crucial deadline – and MDDUS has received numerous calls requesting advice in regard to the potential for disrupted patient care and service provision in the event of a "no deal".

  • 24 September 2019
  • Risk alert

Unexpected treatment

...The dentist states that in retrospect it might have been appropriate to pause and more fully explain the options, giving Mr U time for reflection before agreeing to the revised plan...

  • 24 September 2019
  • Case study

GMC supports specialist status for GPs

THE GMC has given its support to calls from the Royal College of General Practitioners and the BMA for GPs to be recognised as specialists.

  • 19 September 2019
  • News

Dental Complaints Service refers fewer cases

OVER 83 per cent fewer cases have been referred for fitness to practise procedures by the Dental Complaints Service (DCS) over the last four years, according a DCS performance review.

  • 19 September 2019
  • News

GDC warning on “10-in-2” CPD rule

THE GDC is urging dentists to check that their CPD hours comply with the so-called "10-in-2" rule.

  • 13 September 2019
  • News

A&E attendance highest among poor amidst growing strain on hospitals

TWICE as many patients in England attended A&E from the 10 per cent of the population living in the most deprived areas compared with the least deprived 10 per cent in 2018-19, according to figures released by NHS Digital.

Guidance on reflective practice for medical students

NEW guidance to support medical students in developing skills as reflective practitioners has been published by GMC and the Medical Schools Council (MSC).

  • 13 September 2019
  • News

UK cancer survival improves but lags in international comparison

CANCER survival rates have improved but the UK still lags behind other high-income countries, according to a study published in Lancet Oncology.

  • 13 September 2019
  • News