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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Juniors pay freeze plans opposed
PLANS to freeze NHS staff pay in England for a further two years have been rejected by unions.
NICE launches web resource for general practice
AN online resource has been launched to help staff in general practice access NICE evidence and guidance.
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.
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.
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.