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Deprivation a major factor in early cancer diagnosis
GP practices in deprived areas are much more likely to have patients diagnosed with cancer for the first time via an emergency hospital admission, according to new research published by the British Journal of Cancer.
Hospital prescribing model could help GPs
IMPROVEMENTS in prescribing that cut mortality at a UK hospital by more than 16 per cent could be applied in general practice, according to a leading GP.
Reminder for dentists about remote prescribing
DENTISTS have been reminded by the GDC that remote prescribing must not be used in the provision of non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as the prescription or administration of Botox or injectable cosmetic.
Assessing fracture risk in adults
NICE has published guidance to help clinicians assess patients who might be at risk of a fragility fracture and identify those likely to benefit from preventative treatment.
Call for GPs to be warned about violent patients
A GROUP of GPs is leading calls for doctors to be informed if patients have a history of violence.
CPD deadline looms for DCPs
DENTAL CARE PROFESSIONALS (DCPs) nearing the end of their first five-year CPD cycle must ensure they complete the required amount before next year’s deadline.
Only one in 10 new GPs get partnership
ONLY one in 10 newly qualified GPs secured a partnership post last year, according to a new BMA study.
Junior doctors urged to work within their competence
MEDICAL graduates preparing to start working life as foundation year doctors are reminded to practise within their level of competence.
Overhaul of assessments planned
A PILOT scheme to trial a new system of workplace based assessments for trainees is being launched next month.
Fellowship key to top ortho jobs
NEARLY all orthopaedic trainees have undertaken at least one fellowship to help them land a coveted consultant’s post, a new survey has shown.