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Jobs shortage worse than before

THE number of trainees facing uncertainty over jobs is at its highest level in recent years, it has been revealed. 

  • 30 January 2013
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Tougher standards for cosmetic practice

ONLY qualified healthcare professionals should be allowed to carry out cosmetic procedures, according to new standards from the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS). 

  • 30 January 2013
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MRCS a must for trainees

SURGICAL trainees will be required to pass the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS) exam as part of their core training from August. 

  • 29 January 2013
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Paediatrics trainees “dissatisfied”

ANTI-SOCIAL working hours and concerns about work-life balance are fuelling dissatisfaction amongst paediatrics trainees, according to new research. 

  • 29 January 2013
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Absentee trainees may need training extension

PATIENTS are to be given the power to rate the service provided by their doctor under new plans announced by the prime minister. 

  • 29 January 2013
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GDC recruits panel members

THE General Dental Council is recruiting 65 new people to sit on its fitness to practise (FTP) panels. 

  • 28 January 2013
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Alert over dental records

KEEPING clear, accurate and contemporaneous dental records is key to avoiding professional difficulties, MDDUS has said.

  • 28 January 2013
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Don’t criminalise drug dependency says BMA

THERE should be a greater focus on reducing the harm caused by illegal drugs rather than criminalising users says a new BMA report published this month. 

  • 25 January 2013
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Chair appointed in Liverpool Care Pathway review

A GOVERNMENT review into how the Liverpool Care Pathway is being used in practice will be led by crossbench peer Baroness Julia Neuberger. 

  • 25 January 2013
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"Phase-down" of dental amalgam

A COMPLETE phase-out of dental amalgam is not on the cards after a new UN treaty on mercury pollution calls for "phase-down" over an appropriate period of time.

  • 23 January 2013
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