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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. 

  • 30 May 2013
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Trainees to save hundreds of pounds on fees

TRAINEE doctors stand to make big savings on professional fees thanks to a new tax deal. 

  • 30 May 2013
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Almost 100 reserve trainees find jobs

NEARLY 100 trainee doctors waiting to find a job have been allocated a post, the UKFPO has confirmed. 

  • 30 May 2013
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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. 

  • 29 May 2013
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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. 

  • 29 May 2013
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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. 

  • 29 May 2013
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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. 

  • 29 May 2013
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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. 

  • 29 May 2013
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Winners unveiled at BMJ Awards 2013

THE very best of patient care was celebrated at the BMJ Awards in London on May 9. 

  • 28 May 2013
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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. 

  • 28 May 2013
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