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GDC accepts need to improve performance

THE General Dental Council has failed to meet a number of standards in its annual performance review and has “accepted the need for improvement”. 

  • 30 June 2014
  • News

High satisfaction among trainees

TRAINEE doctors are largely satisfied with the support and education they receive, according to an annual GMC survey. 

  • 30 June 2014
  • News

End of seven-day night shifts for juniors

JUNIOR doctors will no longer be expected to work seven night shifts in a row from February, the Scottish Government has announced. 

  • 27 June 2014
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Legal duty to consult over DNR

DOCTORS now have a legal duty to consult with patients before placing a do not resuscitate (DNR) order in medical records. 

  • 26 June 2014
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All trainees found jobs

ALL trainee doctors waiting to find jobs have been allocated a post, the UKFPO has confirmed. 

  • 26 June 2014
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Juniors offered £200 prize for gadget prediction

A £200 cash prize is up for grabs to junior doctors who share their thoughts on “the gadget that will change my medical life”. 

  • 26 June 2014
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Increased Crohn's disease admissions

CASES of Crohn’s disease among young people leading to hospital admission have soared in England and Wales in recent years. 

  • 26 June 2014
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English language tests come into force

ALL foreign doctors will now be subject to tests to ensure their English language skills are up to standard. 

  • 25 June 2014
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Urgent legislative change to streamline GDC

URGENT legislative changes are being introduced to allow the GDC to streamline its fitness to practise to procedures. 

  • 23 June 2014
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Low “health literacy” poses significant challenge

NEARLY half of all adults in England find the health advice given to them by doctors and health professionals too complicated, according to a new report by the Royal College of General Practitioners. 

  • 23 June 2014
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