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Error sparks trainee jobs re-shuffle
ALMOST 150 trainee doctors have had their foundation school jobs changed following an error in exam paper marking.
RCGP launches Highway Code for social media
NEW GUIDANCE to help GPs safely and effectively utilise social media while still protecting their patients and themselves has been published by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Patient safety programme launched
A NEW patient safety programme has been introduced for Scottish GPs.
Parents failing to take young children to dentist
PARENTS are not taking their children to the dentist when recommended, according to a new survey.
Feedback mostly positive for Scottish GPs
A SURVEY of patients in Scotland has found that 89 per cent felt that the care provided by their GP surgery was excellent or good but patients were less positive about out-of-hour services.
Ombudsman investigations to rise
COMPLAINTS against medical and dental practices in England are more likely to be investigated by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman under new procedures being enacted from this April.
Med student wins national surgical prize
A MEDICAL student from Queens University Belfast has won a UK-wide surgical skills competition run by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Protect patient privacy on Facebook, says new guidance
DOCTORS using social media such as Facebook and Twitter must not discuss individual patients online, according to new guidance from the General Medical Council.
Support needed for student whistleblowers
MEDICAL students who raise concerns about patient care should be supported by their placement providers, student leaders have said.
Review launched into MRCGP exam
AN independent review has been set up to look into the Membership of the Royal College of GPs exam results, the General Medical Council has announced.