Modernisation of health and care

News from the Department of Health

The health and care system is changing in order to meet new challenges. New organisations, and changes to existing roles, are being developed over the course of this year, and the new health and care system will be up and running … Read more →

via Modernisation of health and care | News, information and conversations.

Everyone’s responsibility: Doctors ‘should not fear raising child abuse alarm’

Doctors should not fear reporting suspicions about child abuse, the regulator of the profession says.

The General Medical Council said high-profile cases and a concern about complaints by parents were deterring doctors from raising the alarm.

But it said new guidance it was issuing should give medics the confidence to act when they needed to.

The guidance stresses the need for doctors to consider the risk of child abuse in every case they see.

It also details when it is appropriate for doctors to share information about patients.

via BBC News – Doctors ‘should not fear raising child abuse alarm’.