How training can take you up the career ladder

Our Learning and Development Manager explains how career progression doesn’t have to be difficult Here at Total Assist Group, training our staff is an absolutely central part of our company culture, as we energetically and enthusiastically encourage our staff to tackle career progression, and work their way through promotions. Although we offer an abundance of […]

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328,000 patients die from prescription drugs

Are new drugs effective or hazardous? Researchers have discovered that new prescription drugs have a one in five chance of causing serious reactions after they have been approved, with systematical reviews revealing that 1.9 million hospitalisations a year are attributed to using new medication. The Harvard Law report explained that 840,000 patients given new drugs […]

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Why doctors make bad mental health patients

Doctors are notorious for being labelled as ‘bad’ patients – delaying seeing their GP and presenting late for treatment are just a couple of key examples. Mental health problems, including anxiety, depression, addiction and even suicide in extreme cases, are becoming increasingly common among medics, with female doctors two and a half times more likely to […]

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Why more doctors may not be the answer to doctor shortages

Expert looks to technology and changing healthcare models to cater for growing population Prominent medic Joshua Liu, MD has stated that hiring more doctors is not the solution for the American doctor shortage, and that instead, closer focus should be on how healthcare is going to evolve over the coming years. Writing for The Health […]

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Doctors lack confidence to discuss end of life care

Over half of doctors revealed they felt hesitant about discussing palliative care  A new study has shown that 52% of healthcare providers do not feel confident enough to talk about end of life care with their heart failure patients. The research, which surveyed 50 physicians and 45 nurse practitioners or physician assistants in America, also found […]

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Skin cancer treatments double life expectancy

Trials focusing on advanced skin cancer provide “exciting” results Two international trials studying potential new skin cancer treatments have yielded promising results, giving 69% of patients an additional year to live. The usual survival rate is approximately six months. The treatments, combating advanced melanoma, are designed to enable the immune system to recognise and target […]

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47% of patients unhappy with A&E service

Lowest satisfaction ratings for A&E department since 2008 A new survey from think tank The King’s Fund has revealed that nearly half of the participants in England were dissatisfied with their A&E units’ performance, due to increased waiting times. Only 53% of patients were pleased with the service from their A&E department, meaning that satisfaction […]

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