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Bawa-Garba to remain on medical register

DR Hadiza Bawa-Garba is to be allowed to remain on the medical register after the Court of Appeal quashed an earlier High Court decision in favour of the GMC to have her struck-off following a 2015 conviction for manslaughter by gross negligence.

  • 17 August 2018
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GP satisfaction high despite access issues

THE vast majority of patients in England are positive about their GP practice despite some difficulties over appointment availability.

  • 15 August 2018
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Opt-out organ donation for England

AN opt-out organ donation scheme is expected to come into effect in England in the spring of 2020.

  • 06 August 2018
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Dame Clare Marx appointed GMC chair

Dame Clare Marx has been appointed chair of the General Medical Council and will become the first woman to hold that position since the GMC was established 160 years ago.

  • 30 July 2018
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Doctors should not be prosecuted for deaths caused by errors, RCP says

DOCTORS should not be prosecuted for deaths that result from involuntary mistakes or other errors, the Royal College of Physicians has said.

  • 30 July 2018
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Trainees to have mandatory recovery period after nightshift

JUNIOR doctors in Scotland are to be given a mandatory 46-hour recovery period after a run of night shifts before they can return to work.

  • 27 July 2018
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Safe staffing levels set out by RCP

THE definition of safe staffing levels that are needed to provide care for hospital patients has been set out for the first time by the Royal College of Physicians.

  • 27 July 2018
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Dental prevention pilot proves successful

A SCHEME for prevention-focused dental care piloted in 73 practices in England has led to “reduced or maintained levels” of tooth decay in 90 per cent of patients, according to a Government evaluation.

  • 26 July 2018
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HPV vaccination extended to boys

ADOLESCENT boys in the UK will now be given the HPV vaccine after a long campaign by healthcare organisations, including the BDA.

  • 26 July 2018
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Significant backlogs in radiology reporting

WIDE national variation in timescales for radiology results, with significant backlogs, have been reported in a new Care Quality Commission (CQC) review.

  • 26 July 2018
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