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New plans to regulate movement of EU medics

PROPOSALS to tighten up the rules surrounding the movement of health workers across the European Union have been given a cautious welcome by NHS chiefs. 

  • 23 December 2011
  • News

Nearly all FYs find jobs

ALMOST 99 per cent of trainee doctors have been allocated to a foundation school for 2012. 

  • 22 December 2011
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Specialty trainees exceed EWTD

FULL time medical specialty trainees are working an average of 49 hours a week, exceeding the 48-hour limit set out in the European Working Time Directive. 

  • 22 December 2011
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Organ donation guidelines from NICE

New guidelines on identifying potential organ donors and improving consent rates have been published by NICE.

  • 22 December 2011
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Dental advisers to speed up GDC case handling

A PANEL of dentists through NCAS (National Clinical Assessment Service) will provide clinical advice to the GDC to help speed up the handling of complaints against dental professionals.

  • 22 December 2011
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GDC surveys satisfaction levels and attitudes toward regulation

A survey of dental patients has found a 95 per cent satisfaction level with dental treatment among patients.

  • 22 December 2011
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GMC provides guidance for case examiners on assisted suicide

NEW guidance is being developed for GMC case examiners on dealing with cases of alleged assisted suicide.

  • 22 December 2011
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GMC cuts fees for junior doctors

THE cost of training qualifications is being cut as part of a package of GMC fee reductions for doctors. 

  • 22 December 2011
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New doctors “poorly prepared” in acute care

NEWLY qualified doctors don’t feel prepared to look after acutely ill patients or prescribe drugs, a study has found. 

  • 22 December 2011
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Many diabetic deaths "avoidable"

UP to 24,000 people with diabetes in England are dying each year from causes that could be avoided through better management of their condition according to statistics released by the NHS Information Centre.

  • 21 December 2011
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