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Patient care threatened by immigration curb

PLANS to further restrict the number of non-EU doctors working in the UK could harm patient care, the Royal College of Physicians has warned. 

  • 23 February 2011
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Non-UK doctors more likely to have professional difficulties

DOCTORS who qualify outside the UK are more likely to face professional difficulties than UK medical graduates. 

  • 23 February 2011
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What makes a good doctor?

HEALTH professionals are being asked "what makes a good doctor" as part of a major review by the General Medical Council.

  • 23 February 2011
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Banning dentists’ courtesy ‘Dr’ title “harmful”, says BDA

BANNING dentists from using the courtesy title of ‘doctor’ would cause “significant harm” to the profession, the BDA has warned. 

  • 23 February 2011
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NICE targets high-street allergy testing

NEW NICE guidance on food allergies in children and young people aims to steer patients away from online and high street testing centres and into GP surgeries.

  • 23 February 2011
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Juniors pay freeze plans opposed

PLANS to freeze NHS staff pay in England for a further two years have been rejected by unions. 

  • 23 February 2011
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NICE launches web resource for general practice

AN online resource has been launched to help staff in general practice access NICE evidence and guidance. 

  • 22 February 2011
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Patient safety alerts being ignored by some trusts

NHS trusts in England are routinely failing to comply with patient safety alerts issued by the National Patient Safety Agency.

  • 22 February 2011
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HPC to take over statutory regulation of herbal medicine

A STATUTORY register for practitioners of acupuncture, herbal medicine and traditional Chinese medicine is to be established by The Health Professions Council.

  • 22 February 2011
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Radical change proposed in diagnosis of primary hypertension

DIAGNOSIS to confirm primary hypertension should rely on ambulatory blood pressure monitoring away from the clinic to avoid so-called 'white coat' hypertension.

  • 22 February 2011
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