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Warning over rising tuition fees
AN increase in tuition fees could have a “catastrophic” effect on patient care.
Plans in place to avoid 2012 recruitment crisis
AN expert group has been set up in a bid to avoid a medical recruitment crisis in 2012.
All trainees found a job
THE last group of jobless trainee doctors have now been found a post, the UKFPO has announced.
NHS negligence payouts exceed £1bn
NHS clinical negligence payouts broke through the £1billion mark for the first time last year, new figures reveal.
Support for fitness to practise reforms
THE GMC is claiming broad support from doctors and patients for many of the proposals detailed in its recent consultation on fitness to practise procedures, including plans that would see doctors able to accept a sanction without going to hearing.
Row over teeth whitening resolved
A COMPROMISE has been reached with trading standards officers on the use of teeth whitening products.
Concern over patients prescribed ‘high risk’ drugs
THOUSANDS of patients in Scotland are being prescribed drugs with a high risk of side effects, according to new research.
Online resource for GPs supporting carers
A new educational programme to help GPs and primary care teams better support the growing number of people who care for others has been launched by the RCGP.
MIMS launches smartphone app
The prescribing reference MIMS has now launched an application for Android and iPhone.
Fewer dental referrals to NCAS sparks concern
A drop in the number of dentists being referred to the National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) has prompted fears that performance concerns within the profession may be going unnoticed by local managers.