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Practices pilot care.data

UP to 500 GP practices in England will pilot the care.data programme from this autumn. 

  • 30 April 2014
  • News

Tackle “killing season” by moving start dates

SPECIALTY trainees should start their jobs one month later than foundation doctors to cut patient deaths during the August changeover. 

  • 30 April 2014
  • News

Half of cancer patients now survive 10 years

HALF of people diagnosed with cancer today will survive their disease for at least 10 years compared to 25 per cent in the early 1970s, according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK. 

  • 30 April 2014
  • News

EU mortality improving for most cancers

PROJECTED cancer mortality rates in the EU for 2014 show a fall in all types apart from lung cancer in women and pancreatic cancer in both sexes. 

  • 29 April 2014
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GDC standards on the go

THE GDC has developed a new mobile website dedicated to its Standards for the Dental Team. 

  • 29 April 2014
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MHRA advises restricted use of domperidone

THE drug domperidone should not be used by people who have serious underlying heart conditions according to updated advice by the MHRA. 

  • 29 April 2014
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New mentoring scheme for trainees

DOCTORS beginning specialty training can apply to take part in a new mentoring scheme from the Royal College of Physicians. 

  • 28 April 2014
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GDC consultation reveals how it spends ARF income

THE General Dental Council spent £26.6 million on its fitness to practise function last year, new figures reveal. 

  • 28 April 2014
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Raise pass marks for overseas graduates

DOCTORS who qualified abroad should face tougher tests to work in the UK, according to a new study. 

  • 25 April 2014
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Excess deaths with AKI could exceed 40,000 in England

A REPORT on the impact of acute kidney injury has estimated that 15,000-40,000 excess deaths every year may be due to inadequate care in hospitals in England. 

  • 24 April 2014
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