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Specialty training ‘limits doctors’, survey finds
MORE than half of trainee doctors and new GPs think the current specialty training programme limits doctors’ potential.
Trainees to save hundreds of pounds on fees
TRAINEE doctors stand to make big savings on professional fees thanks to a new tax deal.
Almost 100 reserve trainees find jobs
NEARLY 100 trainee doctors waiting to find a job have been allocated a post, the UKFPO has confirmed.
New blueprint for NHS education and training
HALF of all trainee doctors should choose to become GPs and better feedback is needed on medical education, according to a new NHS training blueprint.
Weekend operations significantly more risky
MORTALITY rates assessed in a review of elective surgery were 82 per cent higher in procedures performed over the weekend rather than on a Monday. These are the findings of a new study published by the BMJ.
Most surgeons achieve first career goal
THE majority of surgeons end up working in the surgical specialty they chose the year after graduating, according to a new survey.
High Court rules tooth whitening is dentistry
THE High Court in London has ruled that tooth whitening is considered the practice of dentistry and should only be carried out by regulated dental professionals.
Exam marking error “won’t happen again”
A RANGE of measures have been put in place to ensure this year’s exam paper marking errors are not repeated.
Winners unveiled at BMJ Awards 2013
THE very best of patient care was celebrated at the BMJ Awards in London on May 9.
Fever in children – revised NICE guidelines
FEBRILE children with tachycardia should be considered to be at intermediate risk at least for serious illness according to new updated NICE guidance.