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Poor training blamed on EWTD
MANY surgical trainees blame unsatisfactory training on working time regulations, according to new research.
Bad behaviour more likely in male trainees
MALE medical students are more likely than females to face complaints about their conduct, a new General Medical Council report reveals.
New guide to passing MRCP
TRAINEES looking to sit the first part of the UK exam for membership of the Royal College of Physicians will have more chance of passing if they attempt it within 12 to 24 months of graduating. [News]
New BNF for children app
A SMARTPHONE app offering prescribing information for treating children has been launched by NICE.
Make oral cancer a CPD priority
ORAL cancer detection and prevention should be a top priority in continuing professional development for dentists, says Cancer Research UK.
Step closer to extended GP training
PLANS to extend GP training to four years have moved a step closer after being given the go-ahead by Medical Education England.
NICE highlights dangers of smokeless tobacco products
SMOKELESS tobacco products pose a continuing threat to health in South Asian communities across England, according to new NICE guidance.
GMC plans to cut some hearings
A NEW system that could cut the number of fitness to practise hearings is to be piloted by the General Medical Council.
GMC or GDC letter – don’t act alone
IF there is one thing that is likely to raise stress levels for doctors and dentists, it is the arrival of an official letter from the GMC or GDC.
Complaints against doctors at record high
COMPLAINTS about doctors have hit a record high, according to a new report from the General Medical Council.