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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.
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.
Presentations no longer worth points
POINTS will no longer be awarded for presentations submitted as part of foundation programme applications.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Trainees transfer window opens
JUNIOR doctors whose personal circumstances have changed can now apply to move their specialty training post to a different area.
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]
BMJ Awards shortlist revealed
THE nominees for the 2014 BMJ Awards have been announced.