Trainees Less Likely to Disclose Personal Mental Health Issues

Trainees and young doctors are less likely than GPs or consultants to disclose personal mental health issues, according to new research by Cardiff University. Published in the journal, Occupational Medicine, the study, led by Professor Debbie Cohen of the School of Medicine, surveyed almost 2,000 doctors with and without mental illnesses at various stages of their [...]

By |2016-04-15T13:24:07+00:00April 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hospitals Across South Wales Valleys Dealing with Unprecedented Demand

February went on record for the highest number of patients attending A&E departments across Wales during that month since records began in 2006, statistics have revealed. That trend continued in to March – with more than 9,000 patients having attended A&E departments across the Cwm Taf area in the month alone. Kath McGrath, Assistant Director [...]

By |2016-04-11T13:29:25+00:00April 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GPs Are Reaching Breaking Point

A new campaign urging family doctors to take regular breaks in order to keep their patients safe has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). The college says that general practice – like aviation and long haul driving – is a ‘safety critical industry’ and that the rules for preventing fatigue in [...]

By |2016-04-11T13:17:46+00:00April 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Service to Ensure Better Health and Wellbeing for Wales’ GPs

GPs in Wales are now able to access health board’s occupational health services thanks to a £200,000 investment from the Welsh government, Health and Social Services Minister Mark Drakeford has announced. GPs are able to access the same occupational health services that are available to directly employed NHS staff in their health board area, including [...]

By |2016-04-07T15:15:01+00:00April 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Updated Welsh Language Strategy Launched

An updated framework to strengthen the use of the Welsh language in health and social care has today been launched by Minister for Health and Social Services Mark Drakeford. At its heart is the idea that being able to use your own language must be a core component of care – not an optional extra. [...]

By |2016-03-23T16:18:52+00:00March 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

GMC COMMISSIONS REVIEW ON HOW REVALIDATION IS TAKEN FORWARD

The General Medical Council (GMC) has commissioned Sir Keith Pearson, Chair of the GMC’s Revalidation Advisory Board, to lead a review of revalidation. The review will draw on evidence of the operation and impact of revalidation since it was launched in December 2012 and look forward to how it can be improved. The aim will [...]

By |2016-03-09T16:29:36+00:00March 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments