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Concerns over doctors’ Twitter anonymity

CONCERNS have been raised that doctors’ freedom of expression could be restricted by new social media guidance from the General Medical Council. 

  • 30 April 2013
  • News

Share information to improve patient care, says Caldicott2

HEALTH professionals should have the confidence to share information in their patients’ best interests provided they stick to a number of key principles, the Caldicott2 review has found. 

  • 29 April 2013
  • News

Mandatory shadowing for F1s

ALL doctors entering foundation training in England this summer will be required to undertake at least four days of work shadowing before starting their jobs in August. 

  • 29 April 2013
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UKCAT doesn’t predict med school performance, study shows

SCORES in the UK clinical aptitude test do not accurately predict subsequent performance at medical school, according to new research. 

  • 26 April 2013
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More regulation needed in cosmetic interventions

THE MULTI-BILLION pound UK industry providing surgical and non-surgical cosmetic interventions is inadequately regulated according to an independent review published by the Department of Health in England.

  • 25 April 2013
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Quality lacking in some dental CPD

QUALITY is lacking in some dental CPD on offer according to findings of a four-month consultation conducted by the GDC. 

  • 25 April 2013
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New standards body for health and care records

HEALTH and social care records will now be overseen by a new standards body. 

  • 24 April 2013
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Support for NHS staff to spot victims of human trafficking

NEW guidance making it easier for NHS staff to spot victims of human trafficking has been launched by the Department of Health. 

  • 24 April 2013
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Patient guide to doctors’ key duties

A GUIDE for patients on what they should expect from their doctor has been published by the General Medical Council. 

  • 23 April 2013
  • News

Doctors need more support for CPD

SUPPORT for CPD by employers is lacking for locums and doctors outside of training grades according to new research commissioned by the GMC. 

  • 19 April 2013
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