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Medical training survey raises serious concerns
THE majority of junior doctors’ training is good but there are serious concerns that must be dealt with urgently, according to a survey by the General Medical Council.
Weekend hospital mortality rates higher
A new report has found a worrying spike in death rates among patients admitted to hospitals in England at the weekend.
EWTD rules could be changed
HIGH-LEVEL negotiations are underway that could lead to changes to the European Working Time Directive, including the way in which on-call time is counted and rest periods are enforced.
Fewer medical students from poorer backgrounds
THE number of medical students from low income brackets has dropped in the past year, a new BMA report has revealed.
Guidance for GPs working in prisons
GPs who work in prisons can access new prescribing guidance from the RCGP.
Study examines CPD in dentistry
A NEW study examining the impact of Continuing Professional Development on dentistry has been published by the General Dental Council.
New NHS equality toolkit launched
A NEW toolkit has been launched to help ensure NHS patients and employees are treated fairly.
GDC appeal for registrant members
DENTISTS are being invited to apply to join the General Dental Council to help shape the issues affecting the profession.
Joint agreement to tackle violence against NHS staff
A joint agreement between police, prosecutors and the NHS in England will promote the strongest possible action in dealing with violence and abuse against healthcare staff.
Consultation on core GMC guidance now underway
A major consultation on core standards for doctors set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice is now underway.