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MAY 13/2015

New campaign urges doctors to reconsider tests

A new campaign is encouraging doctors to stop issuing blood tests or pills unless they are absolutely necessary. Published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the report says that there is growing evidence that doctors often feel pressured to "...

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MAY 12/2015

Nurses can use relaxation techniques to reduce stress

Agency nurses have a rewarding but sometimes stressful job, especially when it comes to switching between or securing new placements. It is well documented that long periods of stress can have a negative impact on both physical and mental health, but...

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MAY 11/2015

RCS launches first duty of candour guide

The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has launched its first ever best practice guide on how to implement duty of candour in everyday practice. It is the first document to outline key measures that each individual surgeon can undertake to ensure they a...

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MAY 08/2015

Nursing shortage limiting training access

A shortage of nurses is restricting access to essential training for people in the profession, new findings from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have indicated. According to a survey of more than 14,000 nursing staff, nearly one in five (18.3 per ...

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MAY 06/2015

New guidance on app use for doctors

A new factsheet has been produced by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) to help doctors effectively use medical apps in the clinical setting. The advice, published as part of the RCP's Health Informatics Unit, hopes to act as a resource so tha...

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