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Plan to recruit 1,200 junior doctors in next year
FOUNDATION trusts in England plan to recruit an additional 1,273 junior doctors in 2013-2014 in a bid to raise care standards.
Technology failures significant in OR errors
A SYSTEMATIC review of studies related to errors or adverse events in the operating room (OR) has found that nearly a quarter are due to equipment or technology failures.
Dentists alerted to new GP17 form changes
DENTISTS practising in Scotland have been urged to pay close attention to the new GP17 form or risk missing out on payment due to late submission of claims.
“Radical changes” to CQC hospital inspections
HOSPITAL inspections carried out by the CQC in England are to undergo a radical overhaul with larger teams headed up by clinical experts.
Negotiations set for new trainee contract
FORMAL negotiations look set to take place over a new contract for doctors in training.
Missed or delayed diagnoses most common in malpractice claims
MISSED or delayed diagnoses account for a significant percentage of malpractice claims in primary care according to a systematic review of studies conducted across five countries and published recently in BMJ Open.
Restrict leave during trainee changeover, report says
CONSULTANTS and other senior staff should avoid holidays and other non-essential activities during the changeover of trainee doctors, a new report suggests.
All trainees find jobs
ALL trainee doctors have been given jobs after spending months on a waiting list. The final 33 reserve list applicants were allocated places on July 8.
New updated GDC standards for dental professionals
THE GDC has published new updated standards for dental professionals to replace its current standards guidance.
“Deep dive” inspections reveal inadequate care in 14 hospital trusts
A REVIEW of 14 hospital trusts in England with high mortality rates has revealed a “pattern” of failure to provide adequate patient care.