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Performance data for thousands of surgeons published
MORTALITY rates and other outcome data for 5,000 NHS surgeons in England are being published online as part of a drive towards greater transparency.
Reminder over counterfeit dental equipment
DENTISTS are being reminded of the risks of buying counterfeit dental equipment.
Almost one in 10 trainees are bullied
NEARLY one in 10 trainee doctors have been bullied at work, according to a report by the General Medical Council.
Surgical training “should be provided in 48 hour week”
TRAINEE surgeons should not have to opt out of the European Working Time Directive to receive enough training, according to the president of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Communication problems key for overseas doctors failing MRCGP
COMMUNICATION difficulties are a key factor behind higher failure rates amongst overseas doctors in the membership examination of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP), according to new research.
Big drop in trainee whistleblowing amidst anonymity fears
THE number of trainee doctors raising concerns about patient safety has fallen sharply this year after the General Medical Council warned it could not guarantee anonymity.
Patient access to digital records by 2017
PATIENTS in England will be able to access their own GP records online from spring 2015 and will have full access to care records by 2017, according to a report published by the National Information Board.
Visiting dentists now named online
OVERSEAS dentists who are in the UK for temporary work or for educational roles are now displayed on the General Dental Council online register.
Nominations open for BMJ Awards 2015
NOMINATIONS have opened for the prestigious BMJ Awards 2015, celebrating outstanding achievement in the medical profession.
Doctors urged to prescribe antivirals in severe flu
PATIENTS suffering from severe flu this winter should be treated with antivirals despite concerns over efficacy, according to new guidance from Public Health England.