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Cosmetic surgery

27 March 2014
By Guy Lachlan
27
MAR

In successive governments' haste to try and re-manage GPs contracts, their surgery hours, pensions, and reduce attendance at A & E and hospital admissions, there is one important matter that has been neglected: surgeries. True, QOF has reflected DoH attitudes for patient-friendliness...

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"Partial Death Knell for Pension Sharing Orders” Traditionally, a specialise Family lawyer has followed a long line of established legal authority that says pension and non pension assets should be looked at separately. Whilst this remains true in a majority of cases, it would appear a...

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Everyone has the right to go to work each day and return home safely. And yet thousands of people are injured at work every year because of their employer's negligence or breaches of health & safety regulations. Most accidents at work are preventable and every employer has a duty to...

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Makeover for one GP

12 March 2014
By Guy Lachlan
12
MAR

GPs could be excused for feeling somewhat persecuted. The revalidation regime was introduced on the twin bases of GP competence and patient protection. Whether Harold Shipman would have been found in need of remediation under the system is a moot point; but the fact of the matter is that only one...

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Pressure sores

07 March 2014
By Guy Lachlan
07
MAR

Hardly a day passes without media comment on the pressures faced by GPs and A & E departments. If it takes 6 years to train an A & E doctor, then it follows that forward planning must always be for longer than that period. The Health and Education National  Strategic Report of...

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