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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.
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.
Fears over training reforms
GOVERNMENT plans to abolish deaneries and overhaul medical education and training have been criticised by the BMA.
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.
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.
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.
Dentists warned over practice mailshots
DENTISTS must be careful not to misuse patient information when sending out mailshots.
New end-of-life care guidance
NEW guidance for healthcare professionals on end-of-life care has been published online.
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.
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.