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Half of jobless trainees find a post

MORE than half of junior doctors who weren't allocated a foundation job have now been found one. 

  • 26 April 2011
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GDC review of required skills and abilities

The General Dental Council has a launched a review of its key Scope of Practice document and is asking for input from UK dental professionals.

  • 26 April 2011
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Fears over training reforms

GOVERNMENT plans to abolish deaneries and overhaul medical education and training have been criticised by the BMA. 

  • 26 April 2011
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Caution urged for doctors when recording patients

DOCTORS who plan to make recordings of patients have a duty to get consent first, according to updated GMC guidance. 

  • 20 April 2011
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Vacuum sterilisers not mandatory in dental decontamination

Dentists in Scotland will not be required to use vacuum sterilisers as there is a lack of evidence on increased patient safety, the Scottish Health Technologies Group (SHTG) announced in a recent statement.

  • 15 April 2011
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SIGN app for guidelines on the go

Smart phone and tablet PC users can now access clinical guidelines on the move with the new free SIGN app.

  • 15 April 2011
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Dentists warned over practice mailshots

DENTISTS must be careful not to misuse patient information when sending out mailshots. 

  • 15 April 2011
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New end-of-life care guidance

NEW guidance for healthcare professionals on end-of-life care has been published online. 

  • 14 April 2011
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Immunity for expert witnesses removed

A landmark decision delivered by the Supreme Court has effectively abolished immunity for expert witnesses against claims of negligence in providing evidence for legal proceedings.

  • 14 April 2011
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GMC critical of EU rules on medical qualifications

The GMC is calling for urgent checks on the medical qualifications of doctors working in different EU countries to ensure the ‘single market’ does not put patients at risk.

  • 14 April 2011
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