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New body to control education and training

A NEW independent body is to be set up to plan the NHS workforce and coordinate training and education in England. 

  • 31 January 2011
  • News

EWTD review could allow juniors more flexible hours

SENIOR medics hope a review of the European Working Time Directive in Brussels will bring greater flexibility to junior doctors’ working hours. 

  • 31 January 2011
  • News

The fight for F1 jobs

THE campaign to find foundation jobs for all trainee doctors has been stepped up by student leaders. 

  • 31 January 2011
  • News

New online guide for GPs of migrant patients

A GUIDE to assessing and treating migrant patients has been launched online for GPs.

  • 28 January 2011
  • News

Call for routine screening of familial hypercholesterolaemia

An audit has found that an estimated 120 thousand people in England have familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH) with as many as 85 per cent being currently undiagnosed.

  • 28 January 2011
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Call to reinstate penalty fee for missed dental appointments

The British Dental Association is calling for the reinstatement of the option for dentists to charge a fee for missed appointments.

  • 20 January 2011
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Large rise in calls as “risk-aware” doctors seek advice

AN increasingly “risk-aware” culture amongst doctors sparked a large rise in advice calls to MDDUS last year.

  • 20 January 2011
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Major changes planned for fitness to practise system

DOCTORS could accept sanctions without a hearing under new GMC proposals to speed-up the fitness to practise system. 

  • 17 January 2011
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Revalidation plans disproportionate says BDA

GDC plans for the revalidation of dentists are onerous, bureaucratic and disproportionate according to the British Dental Association.

  • 12 January 2011
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NICE to develop 31 new quality standards

NICE is to produce quality standards for 31 new clinical areas including asthma, bipolar disorder, diabetes and four different types of cancer. 

  • 10 January 2011
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