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Proposal for early access to medicines under trial
PATIENTS with life threatening, chronic or debilitating conditions could be offered medicines still undergoing development trials in a scheme being considered by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Revalidation set for December 2012
THE GMC has declared that it is ready to deliver revalidation later this year.
Dentists urged to clarify treatment options
MDDUS is urging dentists to ensure they provide accurate information to patients regarding proposed treatment.
Calls to restrict use of the title "surgeon"
THE Royal College of Surgeons of England is calling for the job title of “surgeon” to be protected by law and restricted to doctors with medical degrees and recognised surgical qualifications.
Ban on remote Botox prescribing
DOCTORS will no longer be allowed to remotely prescribe Botox under new guidelines from the General Medical Council.
Addiction report warns against over-reliance on methadone
HEROIN addicts should not be "parked indefinitely" on substitute drugs, such as methadone, according to new report produced by an expert group commissioned by the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA).
GDC gets positive marks from CHRE
EFFORTS by the GDC to improve performance in its fitness to practise procedures have been recognised by the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) in its 2011 performance review.
Preventable hospital deaths in England
AN estimated 12,000 adult deaths in hospital in England per year could be prevented with better care according to a review study published in BMJ Quality and Safety.
GMC issues child protection guidance
NEW guidance to help doctors protect children from abuse has been issued by the GMC.
NHS negligence payouts hit record high
THE cost of NHS litigation claims hit a record £1.3billion this year, according to new figures.