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New specialty recruitment system delayed
A NATIONAL system to manage UK specialty recruitment has been delayed until 2013.
Medical training should be more flexible
MEDICAL training should be more flexible to allow junior doctors to switch specialties and develop skills in other disciplines.
Rise in trainee GMC reports
NEW figures have shown a rise in the number of medical graduates declaring health issues, alcohol offences or medical school disciplinary action to the General Medical Council.
Bid to improve medical training
PROPOSALS to approve trainers for postgraduate medical training from 2013 in a bid to improve standards have been put out for consultation by the General Medical Council.
BDA expresses concern over online patient feedback
NHS Choices allows serious but unsubstantiated anonymous allegations to be made about dental practitioners and is often too slow in moderating inappropriate comments, according to the BDA.
GDC issues guidance on ethical advertising
DENTISTS must ensure they do not use the title "specialist" in any promotional text unless registered on one of the 13 specialist lists maintained by the GDC.
"Gagging clauses" unacceptable says GMC
DOCTORS should not sign contracts with "gagging clauses" to stop them from raising concerns about poor quality care according to new guidelines from the GMC.
GMC website to support doctors referred on health grounds
A new website for doctors who may be concerned about their own health or that of a colleague has been launched by the GMC.
Safest surgeons are aged 35 to 50
SURGEONS aged between 35 and 50 provide the safest care compared with their younger or older colleagues, according to a new study.
Assisted dying “should be legalised”, report says
ASSISTED suicide should be made legal for terminally ill people in England and Wales, according to a new report.