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Don’t scrap the EWTD, juniors say
JUNIOR doctors’ leaders have spoken out in defence of the European Working Time Directive despite concerns over its impact on training and patient safety.
Training crisis threatens department closures
FAILINGS in medical training could spark last-minute closures in hospital departments across Wales, it has been reported.
BDA calls for concerted action on tooth whitening
THE British Dental Association is calling on dentists, Trading Standard officials and the GDC to join forces to put an end to teeth whitening treatments being supplied illegally by non-qualified individuals.
Quarter of bowel cancer diagnosed as emergency
OVER a quarter of bowel cancer patients in England are diagnosed at emergency admission to hospital, according to the National Bowel Cancer Audit.
Patients benefit from internet health searches
PATIENTS who research their symptoms on the internet can gain more from their GP consultation, according to a study in the British Journal of General Practice.
Consider thrombolysis for all stroke patients
ALL stroke patients should be considered for thrombolysis according to a new guideline published by the Intercollegiate stroke working party of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
NHS pays out £3.1 billion for maternity claims over 10 years
CLAIMS arising from maternity units continue to be the single most costly type of litigation in the NHS according to a new report from the NHS Litigation Authority, which manages legal claims made against the health service in England.
Juniors told to smarten up
TRAINEE doctors who dress too casually for work could be causing anxiety among older patients on some NHS wards, it has been reported.
Revalidation to officially launch in December
REVALIDATION for all doctors will officially begin in December, the health secretary has confirmed.
Launch of charter to protect whistleblowers
NHS employees who raise concerns at work will be protected under a new national charter.