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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.
All trainees found jobs
ALL trainee doctors on the reserve list have been allocated to a foundation school for 2012.
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.
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.
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.
Ensure holiday coverage in dental practice
DENTISTS are reminded to have measures in place to cope with staff absences during the holiday season.
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.
New draft guidance for doctors on social media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should avoid using social media such as Facebook and Twitter to discuss individual patient care, according to new draft guidance from the General Medical Council.
Revalidation one step closer
Doctors across the UK are being asked by the GMC to confirm the designated organisation that will help them revalidate.
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.