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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.
Changes to FP selection process
CHANGES are being made to the way medical graduates are selected for the foundation programme from 2013.
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.
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.
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.
New NICE guidance app
A MOBILE app has been launched allowing users access to NICE guidance from Android or iPhone smartphones.
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.
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).
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.
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).