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Bowel cancer awareness still low in UK
Awareness of the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer are low in the UK according to research published in the journal BMC Cancer.
EWTD hits training across Europe, says GMC
RULES limiting the working week to 48 hours have had a negative effect on training in countries across Europe, according to research by the General Medical Council.
Female dentists on the rise in England
An increasing number of female dentists are working for the NHS in England according to statistics compiled by the NHS Information Centre.
Research into asthma deaths
A national review across the UK had been launched to understand why each year around 1,200 people of all ages die from asthma.
'Killing season' does exist, say doctors
THE majority of doctors believe patient safety is put at risk when junior doctors start work in August, according to a new survey.
New FP selection process
ALL final year medical students are being asked to join in a pilot for a new selection process for the foundation programme.
Radical change advocated in diagnosing hypertension
New guidance from NICE advocates 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) in patients suspected of having hypertension in part to rule out the "white coat effect".
CQC registration for GP practices set for 2013
GP practices in England will have to register with the Care Quality Commission by April 2013, the Department of Health has confirmed.
GDC plans dentistry risk research
THE General Dental Council is to commission research into the risks involved in UK dental practice.
Guidelines on ‘shared decision-making’ for doctors
DOCTORS should take time to discuss treatment options with patients and encourage them to talk about their condition, according to a new report from the King’s Fund.