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Medication errors common in inpatient diabetes care
OVER a third of hospital inpatients with diabetes experienced a medication error during five-day audit conducted by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.
Clinical academic numbers increase
THE number of clinical academics in UK medical schools has risen by almost five per cent in the past five years.
Dentists must encourage staff to raise concerns, new guidance says
DENTAL teams must be encouraged to raise concerns about patient safety, according to new guidance from the General Dental Council.
Jobs boost for 138 trainees
JOBS have been found for 138 trainee doctors who had been waiting on a reserve list since October, it has been announced.
NICE releases guideline for ulcerative colitis
NEW clinical guidelines should eliminate the current "post code lottery" in the treatment of ulcerative colitis according to NICE.
Bad behaviour in GP practices doubles in year
ANTISOCIAL behaviour in GP practices has increase by 47 per cent in the last year according to an investigation undertake by Pulse magazine.
Funding boost for trainee initiatives
AN app to help confused patients and a tablet-based surgical training kit are among nine trainee-led projects to receive funding from Health Education England.
Emergency specialists delay career choice
ONLY a quarter of F1 trainees who choose to specialise in emergency medicine end up working in the specialty, according to new research.
Nearly half of GPs risk burnout
A RECENT survey carried out by Pulse has revealed that 43 per cent of GPs are at a high risk of suffering burn out.
New disclosure requirements for English practitioners
MDDUS is advising English GP and GDP members to familiarise themselves with the new disclosure requirements that form part of the new Performers List Regulations 2013.