News

Revalidation: compliance to commitment January 2017 A King’s Fund report, Medical Revalidation: From Compliance to Commitment, says doctors are receiving mixed messages about the purpose of revalidation.

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Patient safety alert on risk of associating ECG records with wrong patients January 2017 An NHS England patient safety alert has been issued to all NHS services in England that use ECG machines to diagnose cardiac problems. The alert highlights the risk of printing the wrong patient’s... Read More →
Patient safety - outbreaks in carbapenemase-producing Enterobact January 2017 An NHS England stage-two ‘resource’ patient safety alert has been issued to signpost providers of NHS care to resources developed to prevent the spread of carbapenemase-producing... Read More →
Patient safety alert to improve reporting and learning of medical devices incidents January 2017 NHS England and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have jointly issued a patient safety alert to help healthcare providers increase incident reporting for medical devices... Read More →
Current measures to reduce the risk of vCJD transmission by blood January 2017 Summary published by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs (SaBTO) that sets out the range of measures currently being taken in the UK to reduce the potential risk of... Read More →
Guidelines for non-cardiac surgery patients January 2017 ACP guidelines spell out how patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery should be evaluated for postoperative pulmonary complications risk factors. These factors include chronic obstructive pulmonary... Read More →
Institute Of Medical Ethics December 2016 The Institute of Medical Ethics website will serve as a virtual network and resource centre for clinicians, teachers and students interested in medical ethics. It contains sign-posted links to a... Read More →
NHS Stop Smoking Services monitoring guidance December 2016 Guidance has been published for everyone involved in managing, commissioning or delivering NHS stop smoking services. It has been developed by means of a collaboration with representatives from... Read More →
Online Toolkit for Medical Responses to Radiation Emergencies December 2016 The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed a downloadable online diagnostic and treatment toolkit designed for health care providers, primarily doctors, who may have to... Read More →
Clinical research in inflammatory bowel disease December 2016 The Foundation for Clinical Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease has launched myIBD.org, a new information site designed for those concerned about inflammatory bowel disease, the collective term... Read More →

Resources

Health And Care Statistics Website February 2017 The website containing data on all aspects of health care in Wales provides access to the latest statistical releases,...
Surgical Broadcasting for Physicians, Surgeons and Care Givers February 2017 ORLive is a trusted world source in surgical broadcasting for physicians, surgeons and care givers. It's services are...
Brain and Spine Website February 2017 The Brain and Spine Foundation website gives answers to frequently-asked questions on a whole range of neurological...
Meeting needs and reducing distress January 2017 New NHS guidance on how to prevent and manage challenging behaviour related to clinical conditions has been launched. It is...
Rare diseases strategy January 2017 The ‘UK Strategy for Rare Diseases’ Sets out a shared vision for the UK to improve the lives of those with rare...
MPS advises GP Registrars on Good Medical Records December 2016 The Medical Protection Society has published the latest issue of GP Registrar, its periodical containing topical...
WISER application for first responders December 2016 WISER is an application designed to assist first responders in hazardous material incidents. It provides a wide range of...
Journal of Medical Internet Research December 2016 The "Journal of Medical Internet Research" (JMIR; ISSN 1438-8871, Medline-abbreviation: J Med Internet Res), founded in...
Research on treating bacterial meningitis December 2016 Bacterial meningitis in children is a devastating condition, which if left untreated can lead to deafness, seizures,...
Allergy Action Plans for Children November 2016 New national Allergy Action Plans have been developed by doctors in an effort to protect children at risk of...
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