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Targets to increase number of disadvantaged medical students

LONG-TERM targets have been set for medical schools in England to increase the number of students from disadvantaged areas. 

  • 23 December 2014
  • News

Duty of candour becomes law

NEW laws have come into force in England placing a legal duty on hospital, community and mental health trusts to inform and apologise to patients if there have been mistakes in their care that have led to significant harm. 

  • 23 December 2014
  • News

Jobless F2 doctors at four-year high

THE number of doctors who finished foundation training but could not find a job is at a four-year high, according to a new report. 

  • 22 December 2014
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Doctor suicides prompt GMC review

THE treatment of vulnerable doctors under investigation by the General Medical Council is to be reviewed after a report found a number of them had committed suicide. 

  • 22 December 2014
  • News

Big rise in doctors seeking social media advice

THE number of doctors seeking advice on the use of social media has jumped 74 per cent in the past year, MDDUS has revealed. 

  • 22 December 2014
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GDC consultation “unlawful” but ARF rise stands

THE planned 54 per cent increase in the General Dental Council’s annual retention fee will go ahead despite a judicial review describing the consultation process as “unlawful”. 

  • 22 December 2014
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Rules for LAT recruitment clarified

GUIDANCE aimed at making it easier to identify vacancies for locum appointment for training (LAT) posts has been published. 

  • 19 December 2014
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Non-medics can supervise public health placements

SUITABLY trained non-medics can act as clinical supervisors in public health placements, it has been confirmed. 

  • 17 December 2014
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Nearly half of population in England take prescription drugs

HALF of women and 43 per cent of men in England now regularly take prescription drugs according to a health survey published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). 

  • 17 December 2014
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GMC fee frozen for new doctors

THE provisional registration fee paid by newly qualified doctors has been frozen at £90 this year, the General Medical Council has announced. 

  • 17 December 2014
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