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Plans to limit provisional registration

PROPOSALS have been put forward by the General Medical Council to limit the length of time a doctor can hold provisional registration to three years. 

  • 27 April 2012
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All trainees found jobs

ALL trainee doctors on the reserve list have been allocated to a foundation school for 2012. 

  • 27 April 2012
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F1 doctors warned against locum posts

FOUNDATION year 1 doctors should not take up locum appointments for service posts, the General Medical Council has warned. 

  • 27 April 2012
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Nurses and pharmacists to prescribe controlled drugs

Independent prescribers including nurses, midwives and pharmacists will now be able to prescribe controlled drugs such as morphine, diamorphine and co-codamol under changes to Misuse of Drugs Regulations.

  • 26 April 2012
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Patient safety risks in "career breaks"

DOCTORS returning to work after an absence of any longer than three months should be subject to a formal assessment to ensure patient safety, according new guidance published by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

  • 26 April 2012
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Ensure holiday coverage in dental practice

DENTISTS are reminded to have measures in place to cope with staff absences during the holiday season.

  • 26 April 2012
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GDC considers yearly CPD declarations

MANDATORY dental CPD declarations every year are being considered by the GDC as part of a "big conversation" on continuing professional development.

  • 26 April 2012
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New draft guidance for doctors on social media

DOCTORS should avoid using social media such as Facebook and Twitter to discuss individual patient care, according to new draft guidance from the General Medical Council. 

  • 25 April 2012
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Revalidation one step closer

Doctors across the UK are being asked by the GMC to confirm the designated organisation that will help them revalidate.

  • 19 April 2012
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GP training to be extended to four years

GP training will be extended to four years after proposals put forward by the RCGP were given the green light by the Medical Programme Board. 

  • 19 April 2012
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