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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. 

  • 21 December 2012
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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. 

  • 21 December 2012
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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. 

  • 21 December 2012
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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. 

  • 20 December 2012
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Rubin first UK doctor to revalidate

GMC Chair Professor Sir Peter Rubin has become the first doctor to revalidate. 

  • 19 December 2012
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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. 

  • 19 December 2012
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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. 

  • 19 December 2012
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Health information “too complex” for many

EVERYDAY health information is too complex for nearly half of patients to understand, according to a new study. 

  • 18 December 2012
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GMC whistleblowers helpline launched

A CONFIDENTIAL helpline for doctors to raise concerns about patient safety has been launched by the General Medical Council. 

  • 12 December 2012
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Dental CPD reminder

The GDC is urging employers to remind DCPs of the coming CPD deadline.

  • 12 December 2012
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