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Part-time trainees can do fewer tests

LESS than full time trainees will be allowed to complete fewer workplace based assessments each year, the General Medical Council has announced. 

  • 30 March 2012
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Changes to FP selection process

CHANGES are being made to the way medical graduates are selected for the foundation programme from 2013. 

  • 30 March 2012
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New assessments for specialty register

DOCTORS looking to join the specialty register through equivalency routes should undergo a workplace based evaluation of their practice and a formal knowledge test, the General Medical Council has recommended. 

  • 30 March 2012
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F1 doctors to work shadow

ALL doctors entering foundation training in England are to undertake four days of paid work shadowing, the Department of Health has announced. 

  • 30 March 2012
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New gel shows promise for dental needle phobia

A NEW gel derived from a traditional plant remedy found in the Peruvian rainforest is showing promise in trials as a potent topical anaesthetic to prevent injection pain.

  • 27 March 2012
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New NICE guidance app

A MOBILE app has been launched allowing users access to NICE guidance from Android or iPhone smartphones.

  • 27 March 2012
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Women in forties most dental phobic

RESEARCHERS at Sydney University in Australia have found that women in their forties comprise the demographic most likely to be incapable of having a filling, extraction or even a routine check-up without general anaesthetic or other sedation.

  • 27 March 2012
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Significant percentage of bowel cancer rapidly fatal

Almost 10 per cent of bowel cancer patients die within a month of being diagnosed according to new analysis published by the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN).

  • 27 March 2012
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Dentists prefer online CPD

A RECENT survey conducted by the GDC found that online learning is the preferred learning style of over half of dental registrants.

  • 27 March 2012
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Calls for greater disclosure in CKD

OVER 40 per cent of patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are unaware that they have the condition, according to research published in the British Journal of General Practice (BJGP).

  • 27 March 2012
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