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Private schools yield quarter of medical and dental students
MORE than a quarter of medical and dental students come from a tiny proportion of UK private schools, official figures show.
Caution advised on dental treatment in pregnancy
Dentists treating any pregnant patient should avoid unnecessary risks to the unborn baby.
Junior doctor pay must be equal across UK
FOUNDATION doctors in England and Northern Ireland should be given a pay rise to bring their salaries in line with the rest of the UK, the BMA has said.
Fresh call for changes to EWTD
SENIOR medical groups have called for changes to the compensatory rest element of the European Working Time Directive and how the directive applies to on-call time.
Ethnic minority trainees ‘underperforming’
ETHNIC minority doctors and medical students who trained in the UK don’t perform as well in assessments as white candidates, according to a new study in the BMJ.
NICE promotes increased HIV testing
New NICE guidance promotes routine HIV testing to help reduce undiagnosed infection and prevent transmission among back African communities living in England.
Doctors as managers – new GMC consultation
How do doctors deliver good patient care in a time of economic restraint? This is just one of the questions being asked in a GMC consultation on its updated guidance, Good Management Practice: guidance for all doctors.
GP suspensions ‘twice as long’ as hospital sector
GP suspensions from work last around twice as long as those in the hospital and community sector, new NCAS figures show.
GMC seeks views on new tribunal service
DOCTORS are being asked their views on GMC plans to create a new tribunal service to run doctors’ hearings.
Burnout common in poor performing dentists
High levels of stress and burnout as well as alcohol and drug misuse are all prevalent factors leading to poor performance among dentists according to wide-ranging literature review published by the National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS).