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More detail needed on training
GOVERNMENT plans to overhaul medical education and training are not detailed enough, according to a report by MPs.
Covert recording risks for dentists
DENTISTS are warned that the law offers little or no protection from patients covertly recording consultations.
Consultants needed during "killing season"
JUNIOR doctors must be given extra support by consultants to ensure patient safety when new trainees start work in August - the so-called "killing season".
EWTD cuts trainee surgery time
THE European Working Time Directive has significantly cut the number of operations carried out by some trainee doctors, according to a new study.
New tests to enter foundation programme
APPLICANTS to next year's foundation programme will have to take part in two tests in addition to completing their foundation programme application, the Department of Health has confirmed.
OFT report critical of UK dentistry
UK DENTISTRY is "not always working in the best interests of patients" according to a new study produced by the Office of Fair Trading which calls for major changes.
New RCGP guidance on domestic abuse
NEW guidance on recognising and responding to signs of domestic violence has been published by the RCGP.
Pain in advanced disease under-treated
PAIN caused by advanced disease remains under-treated despite a range of opioids being recommended for use in the NHS, according to clinical guidelines produced recently by NICE.
Dental fraud costs £70 million over year
DENTAL fraud cost the NHS in England over £70 million in the year 2009-10, according to figures published by the government agency NHS Protect.
Confusion over fax number leads to £90,000 fine
AN NHS trust in London has been fined £90,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) following a serious breach of the Data Protection Act when 45 faxes containing sensitive patient details were sent to the wrong recipient.