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New prescribing guidance from GMC

DOCTORS face tighter rules on self-prescribing and a ban on prescribing performance-enhancing drugs to athletes under new guidance issued by the General Medical Council. 

  • 28 February 2013
  • News

Patients at risk from trainees’ long hours

SOME trainee doctors are still working nearly 100 hours a week which could be putting patients at risk, the General Medical Council has warned. 

  • 27 February 2013
  • News

MDDUS appoints former lord advocate to board

THE Board of MDDUS has agreed to appoint Dame Elish Angiolini QC as a non-executive director with a view to her taking up her appointment in the Spring.

  • 27 February 2013
  • News

Quarter of graduates make GP first choice

ONLY a quarter of medical graduates say general practice is their first choice of specialty amid concerns over a workforce shortfall. 

  • 27 February 2013
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Trainees criticise “failing” foundation programme

FOUNDATION year doctors are not given enough exposure to emergency medicine and believe incompetent trainees are not identified by the assessment system, according to new research. 

  • 27 February 2013
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Top applicants get first chance of jobs

THE top scoring applicants to the foundation programme have been placed on a “primary” list for UK jobs. 

  • 27 February 2013
  • News

Cash boost for medical training

A FUNDING boost of £100,000 is being offered to support trainee-led projects that aim to improve junior doctors’ training. 

  • 27 February 2013
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First SJT test “a success”

THE first round of Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs) for applicants to the foundation programme has been declared a success. 

  • 27 February 2013
  • News

Few dental patients complain

ONLY two per cent of dental patients complained or considered making a formal complaint about a dental professional during the last 12 months according to a survey conducted on behalf of the GDC. 

  • 25 February 2013
  • News

Language test for doctors

DOCTORS who want to treat NHS patients will have to prove they can speak good English. 

  • 25 February 2013
  • News