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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. 

  • 27 December 2013
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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. 

  • 23 December 2013
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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. 

  • 23 December 2013
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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. 

  • 20 December 2013
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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). 

  • 20 December 2013
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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. 

  • 20 December 2013
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Safeguards needed in language competency referrals

LANGUAGE competence should not become an "easy" avenue for referring doctors to the GMC, the BMA has warned. 

  • 20 December 2013
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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. 

  • 17 December 2013
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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. 

  • 13 December 2013
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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. 

  • 13 December 2013
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