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More chances to pass MRCGP
GP trainees could be given more chances to pass the MRCGP following discussions over how to address the high failure rate of international medical graduates.
Trainee success varies by medical school
TRAINEE doctors who qualified from certain medical schools were more likely than others to be appointed to UK specialty training posts, according to a new survey.
Medical student numbers should be cut
THE number of students accepted to medical school should be reduced by two per cent in England, according to a government-commissioned report.
Report on quality assurance in dentistry
MORE than 90 per cent of dentists carried out CPD in the last year, according to a UK survey.
Rubin first UK doctor to revalidate
GMC Chair Professor Sir Peter Rubin has become the first doctor to revalidate.
Safety review of codeine use in children
THE MHRA recently highlighted a safety review of medicines containing codeine licensed for pain relief in children after a small number of fatal cases in patients showing evidence of being “ultra-rapid metabolisers” of the agent.
Increase in online purchase of medicine without prescription
HALF of pharmacists say they know of patients who have bought prescription drugs online without a prescription, a new survey warns.
Health information “too complex” for many
EVERYDAY health information is too complex for nearly half of patients to understand, according to a new study.
GMC whistleblowers helpline launched
A CONFIDENTIAL helpline for doctors to raise concerns about patient safety has been launched by the General Medical Council.
Dental CPD reminder
The GDC is urging employers to remind DCPs of the coming CPD deadline.