Dr Maureen Baker CBE is the new Chair-elect of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). She will succeed the current Chair Dr Clare Gerada in November 2013.
In the election, conducted by Electoral Reform Services, Dr Baker received 37 votes and Dr Steve Mowle 21 votes, out of a possible 67 votes.
Patients needing diagnostic imaging on the NHS should receive better, more efficient access after being referred by their GP, according to new guidance launched this week.
The new recommendations, published by the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Radiologists and the Society and College of Radiographers, have outlined improvements for patients by ensuring that timely and appropriate medical imaging services such as scans are provided to them and their referring doctors.
GPs from across the UK have been recognised for their contribution to high quality patient care by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
A selection of awards, fellowships, and medals were presented at the RCGP’s Annual General Meeting College to GPs and other healthcare professionals who have worked towards furthering high quality general practice.
The Economic Environment for Clinical Research & Development in the UK
Key findings of report by Europe Economics, funded by Novartis
- The cost of undertaking clinical trials in the UK is significantly higher compared to other European countries.
- Participation in clinical trials has a positive effect on patients, clinicians and access to up to date treatments.
- The scope for completing clinical trials within the NHS and in the UK in general is under exploited.
- Industry, NHS, academia, regulators and Government need to work together to create a more attractive environment for clinical trials in the UK.
Lords holds one-off evidence session with Earl Howe, Health Minister -
The state of play with various EU health policies, including their potential impact in the UK, will be at the heart of the House of Lords Home Affairs, Health and Education EU Sub-Committee, when they question Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Quality at the Department of Health, on Wednesday 21 November.
The Nairobi Hospital in Kenya Commences Treating Cancer with Advanced Radiotherapy Delivers Using Equipment and Software
A modern linear accelerator has been installed at The Nairobi Hospital in Kenya to provide local cancer patients with advanced radiotherapy treatments for the first time. The hospital hopes to treat up to 50 patients a day on the newly-installed Clinac® DMX machine from Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) of Palo Alto, California.