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NHS England statement on reported NHS cyber attack

Dr Anne Rainsberry, NHS Incident Director, said: “We’d like to reassure patients that if they need the NHS and it’s an emergency that they should visit A&E or access emergency services in the same way as they normally would and staff will ensure they get the care they need. More widely we ask people to […]

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Statement on reported NHS cyber attack

A number of NHS organisations have reported to NHS Digital that they have been affected by a ransomware attack which is affecting a number of different organisations. For further information please read the statement from NHS Digital and for updates follow their Twitter account.

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Revalidation is adding value but there is more to do, report reveals

One year into implementation, medical revalidation is delivering value, but more needs to be done to maximise benefits in the future, according to a report published today by the NHS Revalidation Support Team (RST). The Early Benefits and Impact of Medical Revalidation report summarises research carried out in 2013-14 on the early benefits and impact […]

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Briefing on conflicts of interest and appearance of bias published

The responsible officer regulations require each designated body to appoint one responsible officer (except for NHS England which may appoint several). However, where a conflict of interest or appearance of bias exists between the responsible officer and one of the doctors, an alternative responsible officer must be nominated or appointed for that doctor. In deciding […]

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