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Hospitals employ more senior doctors

THE NHS is employing more consultants and senior doctors, with fewer posts available for locums, new figures reveal. 

  • 28 February 2012
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Trainees from certain schools pass more exams

JUNIOR doctors from a handful of medical schools are more likely to pass specialist training exams, new research shows. 

  • 28 February 2012
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Patient complaints top concern for doctors

PATIENT complaints were the big issue for doctors who contacted MDDUS for advice in 2011.

  • 27 February 2012
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Update your website to ensure GDC compliance

New GDC guidance on ethical advertising comes into effect with some very detailed requirements on how dental practices promote their services.

  • 27 February 2012
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Doctors can provide records to patients seeking assisted suicide

DOCTORS are allowed to supply medical records to patients who wish to end their lives provided they do not encourage them to do so, according to new draft guidance from the General Medical Council. 

  • 27 February 2012
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Hospital continuity of care ‘poor’

Over a quarter (28 per cent) of consultant physicians rate continuity of care at their hospital as poor or very poor according to a survey carried out this month by the Royal College of Physicians.

  • 27 February 2012
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Age of consent

How old is old enough when it comes to making personal choices regarding sexual health? Medical adviser Dr Gail Gilmartin provides a perspective

  • 24 February 2012
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More changes proposed in dental fitness to practise

The GDC is proposing the appointment of case examiners with statutory powers to make decisions in fitness to practise cases.

  • 20 February 2012
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BMA reaffirms support for opt-out system in organ donation

An opt-out system for organ donation is still the best way forward says the BMA in a new report.

  • 15 February 2012
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GMC announces PLAB review

The GMC has announced a review of the PLAB test for doctors outside Europe who wish to register to practise in the UK.

  • 01 February 2012
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