New Medical Guidance Recommends Instant Messaging to Reduce 40 Year High in Patient Deaths

RCPE/NHS Kidney Care Press Release

21 November 2012

New UK-wide medical guidance published today will advise that by implementing a simple system of e-alerts, amongst other measures, the NHS could turn around a 40 year high level of patient deaths caused by acute kidney injury (AKI) and save up to 12,000 lives per year.  

Revalidation to start in December 2012

The Department of Health has, this morning, announced that revalidation will start in December 2012. This is the process by which all doctors in the UK who are licensed with the General Medical Council (GMC) will regularly be required to demonstrate that they are up to date and fit to practise.

Commenting on the revalidation announcement, Dr Neil Dewhurst, President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, said,

Today There Are Over 3000 Patients With Dementia in Scotlands Hospitals ... Up To 50% Are Undiagnosed

RCPE Press Release

07 September 2012


Doctors will meet today at an event convened by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) [1] to consider how to improve diagnosis of patients with dementia, as it is estimated that up to 50% of patients with dementia in Scottish hospitals go undiagnosed.