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2013-10-08 13:48:58

But doctors in late stages of career six times more likely to be referred for help Just five in every 1000 NHS doctors—less than 1% of the workforce—prompt concerns about their performance every year, sufficient to warrant the need for outside help, indicates an analysis of 11 years of data, published in BMJ Quality & Safety. But doctors in the late stages of their career are six times more likely to be referred for remedial help, the figures show. The findings are based on a...

2013-09-18 23:00:39

The Dental Practices industry is expected to return to growth over the five years to 2018-19 as the economic downturn abates and household disposable income begins to grow lifting private expenditure on lucrative industry services. Following an unsettled period as the industry adjusted to NHS reform, public industry spending is also likely to begin rising to cater to growing demand. London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Great progress has been made in the past 50 years in...

2013-09-18 13:24:10

Pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) that is too high or too low are more likely to have maternal complications, require additional hospital care and incur higher medical costs, according to a new study published today (18 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study was carried out in collaboration between researchers at the Universities of Edinburgh and Aberdeen, and the Information Services Division of NHS Scotland. It used routine...

2013-09-15 23:00:14

The Specialist Medical Practices industry is expected to continue to grow over the five years through 2018-19 as an ageing population forces the government to continue to increase NHS expenditure but only in a constrained way in light of austerity measures. Offsetting this is Britons’ annoyance with an oversubscribed NHS which is likely to mean more opt for private specialist care in coming years, helping to inflate industry revenue. London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) September 16, 2013 An...

2013-09-10 10:26:48

High quality care in England often mired in unclear goals, excessive box ticking and regulation, and variable staff support A lack of clearly defined goals, a surfeit of box ticking and regulation, and highly variable staff support are stifling the almost universal desire to provide high quality care in the English NHS, finds the largest ever analysis of its culture and behaviors, published online in BMJ Quality & Safety. While there are many examples of exemplary and innovative...

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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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