The latest report from the Falls and Fragility Fracture Programme (FFFAP) National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) shows that just over half of patients are receiving pain relieving anaesthetic (known as a ‘nerve block’) as part of their care for hip fracture.
As the Health and Social Care Bill goes to committee stage in the House of Lords, the RCP is calling for the government to guarantee that specialist doctors and nurses who sit on the boards of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) do not have to be from outside the local area.
Sir Richard Thompson, president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), welcomed today's House of Lords Social Policies and Consumer Protection EU Sub-Committee report, Safety First: Mobility of Healthcare Professionals in the EU.
New guidance launched today calls on doctors to explore the potential job-related causes of asthma when diagnosing patients. An estimated one in six cases of asthma in people of working age is either caused or aggravated by work-related factors.[i]
The RCP piloted the GMC Appraisal Framework in secondary care in the Mersey region on behalf of the Revalidation Support Team (RST) and the report was presented to the UK Programme Board on Monday 5 July.