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Poor oral health passed down generations

Mothers who suffer poor oral health are likely to have children with have poor oral health in adulthood according to results from 27-year research project.

  • 28 July 2011
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Low approval for revalidation plans

REVALIDATION is more time-consuming and is not likely to improve patient care, according to an independent evaluation. 

  • 27 July 2011
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New toolkit to improve care after hospital discharge

A new NHS toolkit launched this week will help NHS trusts implement an electronic 24-hour discharge summary allowing GPs, patients and carers to continue care effectively following a stay in hospital.

  • 27 July 2011
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New NHS leadership academy announced

PLANS have been unveiled for a national leadership academy to help NHS staff develop their skills as non-clinical managers. 

  • 26 July 2011
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Significant GP time spent on minor medical problems

A reported 88 per cent of GPs spend up to a quarter of their time dealing with minor medical issues that do not require direct attention from either a nurse or a GP, according to a study conducted by the insurer Aviva.

  • 26 July 2011
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Medical students support right to ethical objections

A survey of 733 medical students has found that just under half support the right of doctors to refuse to offer any procedure that conflicts with their personal, moral or religious beliefs. 

  • 26 July 2011
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F1 jobs withdrawn over visa issues

FOUNDATION job applications from trainee doctors who do not have the right to work in the UK have been withdrawn due to visa problems. 

  • 26 July 2011
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Extend GP training to boost dementia skills

GP training should be extended to include sufficient training on treating dementia, according to a report by an influential group of MPs and peers. 

  • 26 July 2011
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GMC announces new tribunal service for doctors

A NEW independent tribunal service will take over the running of doctors’ fitness to practise hearings next year, the GMC has announced. 

  • 26 July 2011
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GDC launches review of CPD requirements

A review of mandatory continuing professional development in advance of dental revalidation had been launched by the GDC.

  • 26 July 2011
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