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Majority of Brits think A&E overused

OVER 85 per cent of the UK population believe that A&E services are overused, while just over half agree that it is hard to get an appointment with a GP, according research carried out by The National Centre for Social Research.

  • 14 August 2019
  • News

New GMC assessment centre for overseas doctors

OVERSEAS doctors wanting to practice in the UK will now undergo a "rigorous half-day assessment" of practical skills at a new £2.5m GMC test centre in Manchester.

  • 14 August 2019
  • News

Wider use of cannabis-based medicinal products not justified

WIDER use of cannabis-based medicinal products cannot currently be justified due to a lack of robust evidence for clinical effectiveness, says NICE in new draft guidance.

  • 14 August 2019
  • News

GDPR - lawful basis for processing

An overview of the lawful bases for processing personal data under the GDPR

Asthma deaths soar

DEATHS from asthma attacks in England and Wales have increased by a third in the last decade, according to data from The Office for National Statistics (ONS).

  • 13 August 2019
  • News

Dental care for diabetics

A NEW commissioning standard on dental care for patients with diabetes has been published by NHS England and the office of the chief dental officer (CDO).

  • 13 August 2019
  • News

Free Dental Companion app

A NEW Dental Companion app has been launched by The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP), offering a convenient means of accessing evidence-based dental clinical guidance.

  • 13 August 2019
  • News

No-deal Brexit plans

HEALTH and social care staff in England have been sent details of ongoing preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

  • 13 August 2019
  • News

Covert video recording

CAN patients video record consultations or staff undertaking a clinical procedure without permission?

  • 30 July 2019
  • Risk alert

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