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Rise in GMC referrals by medical directors

The number of doctors referred to the GMC by medical directors and other public bodies doubled between 2007 and 2010 suggesting that the NHS is now more willing and determined to identify and deal with poor practice among doctors.

  • 29 September 2011
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Hospital training posts should be cut in favour of GPs

HOSPITAL-based specialty training posts in England should be cut to allow an increase in GP training, according to the Centre for Workforce Intelligence. 

  • 29 September 2011
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Postgrad training must be more flexible, says GMC

JUNIOR doctors should be able to move between specialties more easily during training, according to a new report from the General Medical Council.

  • 28 September 2011
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Regulation of overseas degrees to continue

CONCERNS have been raised that UK medical students could face the possibility of their courses being de-recognised following a decision by the Department of Health on the monitoring of overseas degrees. 

  • 28 September 2011
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No increase in GDC retention fee

Registration fees for dentists and DCPs will not rise in 2012 following a decision by the GDC.

  • 27 September 2011
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Transparency essential in commissioning decisions

New clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in England will need clear and robust mechanisms for managing real and perceived conflicts of interest to avoid having the integrity of clinicians being seriously undermined, according to a new guidance document from the RCGP Centre for Commissioning and the NHS Confederation.

  • 27 September 2011
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Agreement reached on tooth whitening

A NEW agreement has been reached by the European Council that clarifies the use of tooth whitening products by dentists. 

  • 23 September 2011
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GMC proposes induction for all new registrants

A mandatory induction programme has been proposed for all new doctors registering to practise in the UK.

  • 16 September 2011
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Patient guide to primary care

A step-by-step guide to help patients get the most from their GP practice has been launched by the Royal College of General Practitioners. 

  • 15 September 2011
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New advances pushing ethical bounds of clinical genetics

Both ethical and medico-legal boundaries are being increasingly tested as genetic technologies lead to more and more clinical applications being employed within the NHS, according to a new report.

  • 15 September 2011
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