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Concerns over trainee jobs shortage
THERE are not enough jobs for all trainees looking to start foundation training in August 2014, it has been announced.
Poorer people still minority in medicine
PEOPLE from poorer backgrounds are still underrepresented in medicine, according to a new survey.
Fairness of RCGP exam under review
AS many as 50 pending employment tribunals relate to concerns over the fairness of the clinical skills assessment in the RCGP membership exam.
Previous decade sees “alarming” rise in mouth cancer
MOUTH cancer rates rose by over 50 per cent in first decade of this millennium with reported 7,698 new cases in 2011 according statistics obtained by the British Dental Health Foundation.
Survey finds majority of practice managers "demotivated"
A survey of 471 practice managers has found that 68 per cent felt demotivated in their jobs, with 65 per cent considering leaving the profession.
RCGP opposed to “policing” visitor healthcare
GP practices should not be tasked with being a "new border agency", says RCGP chair Dr Clare Gerada.
Big difference across deaneries in retaining graduates
SOME deaneries are struggling to keep hold of their medical graduates with many choosing to pursue their training elsewhere, according to new figures.
Practices warned over top five flu failings
MDDUS is urging its GP members to ensure they are fully prepared for flu season by avoiding five common pitfalls in vaccination campaigns.
Dentists urged to tweet with care
SOCIAL media savvy dentists are urged to keep professional and personal relationships separate when using Twitter and Facebook.
New standards for dental profession now in effect
NEW GDC standards for the dental profession now in effect place a much stronger focus on patients’ expectations and entitlements.