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