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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.
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).
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.
Paediatrics trainees “dissatisfied”
ANTI-SOCIAL working hours and concerns about work-life balance are fuelling dissatisfaction amongst paediatrics trainees, according to new research.
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.
GDC recruits panel members
THE General Dental Council is recruiting 65 new people to sit on its fitness to practise (FTP) panels.
Alert over dental records
KEEPING clear, accurate and contemporaneous dental records is key to avoiding professional difficulties, MDDUS has said.
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.
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.
"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.