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NHS trusts struggling to engage with bereaved families
GOOD progress is being made by some NHS hospital trusts in England in learning from deaths, although some are struggling to improve engagement with bereaved families and carers.
UK bottom of the list in oral health education
THE UK has been ranked at the bottom of a global league table according to how well schools educate children about their oral health.
NHS sees further drop in public satisfaction
PUBLIC satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, according to analysis of the 2018 British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey.
UK cancer care suffers with staff shortages
A SHORTAGE of clinical oncologists threatens future cancer care in the UK.
RCP now neutral on assisted dying
THE Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has adopted a neutral position on assisted dying following a survey of its UK fellows and members.
GP "gatekeeping" offers mixed benefits
A STUDY looking at GPs as gatekeepers to specialty care has concluded that this is associated with lower healthcare use and expenditure and better quality of care, but also lower patient satisfaction.
Fresh push to bring back GPs
A NEW campaign designed to persuade hundreds of doctors to return to general practice is being launched this week.
"Bigging up" the CV
Competition for prime positions in dentistry or medicine can be fierce so it is natural to want your CV to stand out from the crowd. But it is important to resist the temptation to “big-up” a CV with exaggerations, outright lies or half-truths in order to enhance your chances.
New standards for end of life care
A NEW set of standards in providing end of life care has been agreed for GP practices.
Gender reassignment should be initiated in specialist care
GENDER reassignment is a specialist area of medicine and treatment should be initiated in specialist care, says the Royal College of GPs.