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New focus on domestic violence

NICE is calling for frontline staff in all social and healthcare services to be trained to recognise the indicators of domestic violence and abuse and ask relevant questions to help people disclose abuse. 

  • 27 February 2014
  • News

New dental students face “staggering” debt

DENTAL students who started their degree in 2013-14 face "staggering levels" of debt according to a study by the BDA. 

  • 27 February 2014
  • News

Presentations no longer worth points

POINTS will no longer be awarded for presentations submitted as part of foundation programme applications. 

  • 27 February 2014
  • News

RCGP majority opposed to assisted dying

THE Royal College of General Practitioners has reasserted its opposition to any change in the law on assisted dying following a comprehensive consultation of its members. 

  • 27 February 2014
  • News

Broad support for new language requirements

NINE out of 10 UK respondents to a recent consultation feel that the GMC should have the power to require a doctor to undergo a language assessment when there is a serious concern about their knowledge of English. 

  • 27 February 2014
  • News

Early registration could “increase job competition”

PLANS to bring forward full GMC registration could increase competition for trainee jobs, the British Medical Association has said. 

  • 27 February 2014
  • News

Consultation asks if fear of being sued stifles innovation

DOCTORS are being asked if they avoid using pioneering treatments because they are afraid of being sued. 

  • 27 February 2014
  • News

Trainees transfer window opens

JUNIOR doctors whose personal circumstances have changed can now apply to move their specialty training post to a different area. 

  • 24 February 2014
  • News

Dentists warned over bogus GDC messages

DENTISTS have been warned to be on their guard over bogus messages supposedly sent by the General Dental Council. [News]

  • 21 February 2014
  • News

BMJ Awards shortlist revealed

THE nominees for the 2014 BMJ Awards have been announced. 

  • 21 February 2014
  • News