BMA provides guidance as named GP for patients over 75 introduced

28 March 2014

Following the change to the General Medical Services (GMS) contract, which requires practices to ensure that patients on their list aged 75 or over are assigned a named and accountable GP from April 2014, the British Medical Association (BMA) has published guidance clarifying the associated responsibilities.

Report looks at threshold of statutory duty of candour

26 March 2014

A report, Building a Culture of Candour: A Review of the Threshold for the Duty of Candour and of the Incentives for Care Organisations to be Candid, has been published considering the thresholds for the statutory duty, and the practicalities of giving the NHS Litigation Authority the discretion to reduce or remove indemnity cover in cases where a trust has not been candid.

NHS England publishes improving general practice plan

21 March 2014

NHS England has published its general practice strategy document, which sets out an ambition for general practice to have a more central role in wider local systems of care and to “operate at greater scale and in greater collaboration” in future.

GMC announces new language checks for doctors from Europe

21 March 2014

Following strong support in its consultation, the General Medical Council (GMC) has announced that it intends to introduce language checks for doctors from the European Union (EU) from June 2014, subject to changes in legislation.

GMC announces new language checks for doctors from Europe

21 March 2014

Following strong support in its consultation, the General Medical Council (GMC) has announced that it intends to introduce language checks for doctors from the European Union (EU) from June 2014, subject to changes in legislation.

DH proposes legislation to encourage medical innovation

14 March 2014

The Department of Health (DH) is consulting on whether to make the “Medical Innovation Bill” law, and whether this would help encourage doctors to develop innovative treatments in a responsible way and prevent irresponsible innovation.

HSE Myth Case 257

12 March 2014

The HSE has published Myth Case 257 following an enquiry from an employee who was told that due to the COSHH Regulations, they could not leave hand wash materials they purchased themselves in the toilets and could not use any of their own cleaning materials.