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Scale of trainee jobs shortage confirmed
THE foundation training programme is oversubscribed by almost 300 places, the UKFPO has confirmed.
Priority access to work experience for disadvantaged trainees
TRAINEE doctors from less wealthy backgrounds should be given priority access to work experience opportunities.
Trainees report little feedback on performance
MORE than a third of trainee doctors have been given little or no feedback on their performance from a senior clinician, a new report reveals.
Scotland sees decrease in heart disease and stroke
NEW cases of coronary heart disease in Scotland have decreased by 27.3 per cent over the last decade according to new statistics.
College backs health chief’s call for training reforms
A CALL to overhaul medical training has been backed by a Royal college.
Health secretary calls for “whole stay” hospital doctors
HOSPITAL patients with complex long-term problems need a consultant to manage "an entire in-patient care plan", said Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
Dental audit activities extended
NHS Scotland is extending the range of activities that will count toward the clinical audit requirements of GDPs to include practice-based research, peer review and participation in the Scottish Patient Safety Programme.
Run-through pilot for emergency trainees
EMERGENCY medicine trainees are being given the chance to convert to a run-through scheme designed to make their training easier.
Make record card checks standard
DENTISTS in England are urged to comply with NHS record card check regulations or risk termination of their contract, says MDDUS.
Data protection among GPs good but...
A REPORT on data protection at GP surgeries highlights good overall practice but also failings in some areas including incident reporting and disposal of records.