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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).

  • 24 July 2012
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Revalidation set for December 2012

THE GMC has declared that it is ready to deliver revalidation later this year.

  • 23 July 2012
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Dentists urged to clarify treatment options

MDDUS is urging dentists to ensure they provide accurate information to patients regarding proposed treatment.

  • 23 July 2012
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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.

  • 20 July 2012
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Ban on remote Botox prescribing

DOCTORS will no longer be allowed to remotely prescribe Botox under new guidelines from the General Medical Council.

  • 20 July 2012
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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).

  • 20 July 2012
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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.

  • 20 July 2012
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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.

  • 13 July 2012
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GMC issues child protection guidance

NEW guidance to help doctors protect children from abuse has been issued by the GMC.

  • 10 July 2012
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NHS negligence payouts hit record high

THE cost of NHS litigation claims hit a record £1.3billion this year, according to new figures.

  • 06 July 2012
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