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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. 

  • 30 November 2011
  • News

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.

  • 30 November 2011
  • News

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. 

  • 30 November 2011
  • News

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. 

  • 30 November 2011
  • News

Guidance for GPs working in prisons

GPs who work in prisons can access new prescribing guidance from the RCGP. 

  • 29 November 2011
  • News

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. 

  • 29 November 2011
  • News

New NHS equality toolkit launched

A NEW toolkit has been launched to help ensure NHS patients and employees are treated fairly. 

  • 28 November 2011
  • News

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. 

  • 28 November 2011
  • News

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.

  • 17 November 2011
  • News

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.

  • 17 November 2011
  • News