Nythan Smith

Doctors who fail to apologise to patients could be struck off

The GMC has launched a consultation covering the improvement of patient protection and public confidence in doctors.  They are carrying out a major review of the guidance provided to fitness to practice hearing panels which are responsible for deciding what action should be taken to address doctors who do not meet the GMC professional standards.  …

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Norman Lamb comments on personalisation of care homes

The Care Minister, Norman Lamb, has stated that care homes should furnish resident’s rooms with their own furniture, curtains and bed spreads to ‘civilise’ institutions and ensure familiarity with their surroundings. Mr Lamb said “The whole focus needs to be on personalising care as much as possible.  For everyone, but particularly with dementia, it is …

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