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Formal GMC recognition for medical trainers
THE role of doctors who train medical students and graduates will be given formal recognition by the General Medical Council in a bid to boost standards and improve patient safety.
Top four professional pitfalls for recent dental graduates
AN OUTLINE of the procedures and regulations of the General Dental Council now forms part of the teaching curriculum in most if not all UK dental schools – but as new dental graduates start their vocational training it is important to remember being familiar with GDC requirements is not simply an academic matter.
Changes made after trainee complaints
NEW measures have been introduced at a hospital following complaints from trainees of long working hours and a lack of consultant support.
Guaranteed income for poorest Scottish students
MEDICAL students from low income families in Scotland will be among those to benefit from a guaranteed income of £7,250 under new government proposals.
Call to tackle trainee shortage in Wales
ORTHOPAEDIC operations at a hospital in Wales have been cancelled due to a shortage of junior doctors, sparking calls for more to be done to tackle the problem.
Complaints against GPs down but practice complaints up
COMPLAINTS about individual GPs in England have fallen while complaints about medical and dental practices have gone up, new figures show.
Non-engagement not an option in GMC revalidation
DOCTORS not engaging with the GMC revalidation process could lose their licence to practice, according to new published guidance to help responsible officers make revalidation recommendations about registrants.
Deprivation a major factor in early cancer diagnosis
GP practices in deprived areas are much more likely to have patients diagnosed with cancer for the first time via an emergency hospital admission, according to new research published by the British Journal of Cancer.
Hospital prescribing model could help GPs
IMPROVEMENTS in prescribing that cut mortality at a UK hospital by more than 16 per cent could be applied in general practice, according to a leading GP.
Reminder for dentists about remote prescribing
DENTISTS have been reminded by the GDC that remote prescribing must not be used in the provision of non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as the prescription or administration of Botox or injectable cosmetic.