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Trainee jobs shortage third year running
THERE are more applicants to the foundation programme than there are available jobs for the third year running, it has been confirmed.
Call for ideas in major training review
JUNIOR doctors are being asked to take part in a major review of UK postgraduate medical education and training.
Improvements needed in acute cancer care
CANCER patients presenting at hospitals for urgent medical attention often receive fragmented care with the diagnosis clouding other considerations in their management – so says a new report from the Royal College of Physicians of London.
Give your views on new GDC dental standards
THE GDC is asking for as many views as possible on its proposed new standards for dental professionals in the UK before the consultation closes at the end of December 2012.
Fever in children – new draft guidance
NICE has issued updated draft guidance on assessing fever in children under five.
Advice on pregnancy checks in under-16s
CLINICIANS unsure of the best approach in checking for pregnancy in under 16s can consult a new resource produced by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH).
Charter to combat dental fraud in Scotland
THE British Dental Association in Scotland has pledged to help stamp out dental fraud in a new charter signed jointly with Counter Fraud Services.
Caution urged over Skype consultations
DOCTORS considering consulting with patients via internet services such as Skype must be aware of potential pitfalls.
UK dental care highly rated by patients
DENTAL treatment in the UK is well-explained, provides value for money and delivers high levels of satisfaction among patients, according to a new report.
Doctors misjudge patient preferences
DOCTORS frequently misjudge patients’ preferences regarding treatment, according to research from the US and Wales.