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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.
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.
The fight for F1 jobs
THE campaign to find foundation jobs for all trainee doctors has been stepped up by student leaders.
New online guide for GPs of migrant patients
A GUIDE to assessing and treating migrant patients has been launched online for GPs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Revalidation plans disproportionate says BDA
GDC plans for the revalidation of dentists are onerous, bureaucratic and disproportionate according to the British Dental Association.
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.