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NOV 13/2012

Have you embraced the 'fit note' system?

If you've struggled to engage with the government's fit note system, it seems you're not alone. HR professionals are increasingly becoming frustrated by GPs who are not using the notes as intended, according to research by XpertHR. The on...

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NOV 12/2012

Look out for signs of depression in pregnant women

Any experienced midwife will have encountered patients with antenatal depression during the course of their career. In fact, NHS figures suggest that as many as one in ten women may suffer from bouts of depression during pregnancy. What many of you m...

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NOV 09/2012

Do you really listen to your patients' views on their treatment?

You may think that, as a trained medic, you're bound to know best when it comes to deciding the best course of action for your patient. But the reality is that patients want their own views on how they wish to be treated to be taken into account ...

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NOV 09/2012

Communication key to avoiding patient complaints

One of the most important steps that you as a doctor, nurse or other healthcare worker can take to prevent complaints from your patients is to ensure you communicate effectively with them. The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman has expressed ...

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NOV 08/2012

Report underlines importance of CPD training for nurses

The importance of continuing professional development (CPD) for those working in the nursing profession has been emphasised by an independent commission. A report published by the Willis Commission, led by Liberal Democrat peer Lord Willis of Knaresb...

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