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Rise in out-of-work F2 doctors
THE number of doctors who finished foundation training but could not find a job has increased, a new report shows.
New style CQC inspections to start in April
NEW style GP inspection teams plan to visit all 8,000 practices in England over two years from April 2014, the Care Quality Commission announced this month.
Almost 150 “never events” recorded in six months
FOREIGN objects left inside surgical patients and wrong-site surgery were the most common “never events” recorded by NHS trusts in England.
BMA urges patients to self-care
A WINTER poster campaign by the BMA is urging people to self-care when appropriate rather than visit their local GP or A&E.
FGDP urges sensible antibiotic prescribing
DENTISTS should only consider using antibiotics when unable to achieve drainage of an acute dental infection, urges the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK).
Plans for more emergency training posts
MORE training posts are to be created within emergency medicine and general practice next year, Health Education England has announced.
Safeguards needed in language competency referrals
LANGUAGE competence should not become an "easy" avenue for referring doctors to the GMC, the BMA has warned.
Rise in emergency doctors
THE number of doctors specialising in emergency medicine has jumped by almost three-quarters in 10 years, according to new figures.
Half of A&E patients do not require treatment
ALMOST half of patients who attend A&E in England do not need medical treatment, according to a new report.
GDC considers annual CPD declarations
THE GDC is considering the introduction of annual CPD declarations with a minimum of 10 hours undertaken every two years, according to a new consultation document launched this week.