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Cosmetic surgery review includes dentistry
Treatments such as tooth whitening, Botox and dermal fillers have been included in a major Government consultation on cosmetic surgery.
Dental patients advised to query indemnity
DENTAL patients are being encouraged to ask their dentist if they have indemnity or insurance cover in a new factsheet produced by the General Dental Council.
Hospital care could be “on brink of collapse”
HOSPITALS in England are failing to keep pace with rising demand and increasingly complex patient needs, according to a report from the Royal College of Physicians.
Formal GMC recognition for medical trainers
THE role of doctors who train medical students and graduates will be given formal recognition by the General Medical Council in a bid to boost standards and improve patient safety.
Top four professional pitfalls for recent dental graduates
AN OUTLINE of the procedures and regulations of the General Dental Council now forms part of the teaching curriculum in most if not all UK dental schools – but as new dental graduates start their vocational training it is important to remember being familiar with GDC requirements is not simply an academic matter.
Changes made after trainee complaints
NEW measures have been introduced at a hospital following complaints from trainees of long working hours and a lack of consultant support.
Guaranteed income for poorest Scottish students
MEDICAL students from low income families in Scotland will be among those to benefit from a guaranteed income of £7,250 under new government proposals.
Call to tackle trainee shortage in Wales
ORTHOPAEDIC operations at a hospital in Wales have been cancelled due to a shortage of junior doctors, sparking calls for more to be done to tackle the problem.
Complaints against GPs down but practice complaints up
COMPLAINTS about individual GPs in England have fallen while complaints about medical and dental practices have gone up, new figures show.
Non-engagement not an option in GMC revalidation
DOCTORS not engaging with the GMC revalidation process could lose their licence to practice, according to new published guidance to help responsible officers make revalidation recommendations about registrants.