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Assault allegation

...In an attempt to restrain the boy Dr D grabs him by the shoulders. A week later he is visited by police at his flat and cautioned and charged with common assault...

  • 29 May 2019
  • Case study

Broken root

...It is also alleged that Dr U failed to obtain informed consent from the patient in neglecting to warn him of the risks involved with the procedure...

  • 29 May 2019
  • Case study

Medical register tops 300,000 for first time

THE number of doctors registered to practise in the UK has topped 300,000 for the first time, new figures from the General Medical Council show.

  • 28 May 2019
  • News

Research trial pitfalls

POTENTIAL legal difficulties involving medical trials can range from participant complaints to more serious allegations of fraud. Ensure that you're research ready.

  • 28 May 2019
  • Risk alert

Sharp rise in NHS penalty notices

THE number of fines handed down to patients for wrongly claiming free NHS treatment has risen 30-fold in the past five years, with fines now topping £126 million.

  • 23 May 2019
  • News

RCGP offers vision for the future

EXTENDED GP consultations and continuity of care delivered via 'micro-teams' are key elements in a vision for the future of general practice.

  • 22 May 2019
  • News

RCS looks to guide surgical innovation

NEW guidance to avoid a “maverick” approach to surgical innovation has been published by the Royal College of Surgeons.

  • 20 May 2019
  • News

New investment in rest facilities for doctors

THE Department for Health and Social care has announced it will invest £10m in improving doctors' rest facilities.

  • 20 May 2019
  • News

Only three per cent of under-ones attend dentist

RESEARCH out of Birmingham University has found that only three per cent of under-ones in England attended the dentists and in some regions it was than less one per cent.

  • 20 May 2019
  • News

Sepsis campaign focuses on early signs

THE five early signs of sepsis are being highlighted in a new public awareness campaign from the Scottish Government.

  • 30 April 2019
  • News