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GDC announces 54 per cent ARF rise for dentists
DENTISTS are facing a 54 per cent rise in the annual retention fee (ARF) with the GDC setting the 2015 rate at £890.
“Shocking” medical errors revealed in new report
A BRAIN-damaged baby and failings in cancer diagnoses are among the “shocking” cases dealt with by the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman in England this year.
Many GP training posts remain vacant
MORE than 10 per cent of GP training posts in England remain vacant despite the launch earlier this year of a third recruitment round.
New guidance on death certification in Scotland
NEW national guidance for doctors on the completion of a Medical Certificate of Cause of Death (MCCD) has been released by the Scottish Government.
Diabetes-related kidney failure set to double in next decade
KIDNEY failure related to diabetes is set to almost double in the next 10 years in England and Wales, according to new analysis by Diabetes UK.
Doctors without indemnity could be struck off
DOCTORS practising without appropriate indemnity or insurance could have their licence removed under new proposals from the General Medical Council.
Juniors’ contract talks stall
NEGOTIATIONS between the BMA and the government over junior doctors’ contracts have broken down.
Jobs shortage confirmed for 2015
THE foundation programme beginning in August 2015 is oversubscribed for the fifth year in a row, it has been announced.
Tougher test for overseas doctors coming to UK
OVERSEAS doctors who want to practise in the UK are to face more robust tests, the General Medical Council has announced.
GDC faces judicial review as ARF decision approaches
THE British Dental Association has initiated judicial review proceedings against the GDC for "failing to provide clear evidence" to justify a proposed 64 per cent rise in its Annual Retention Fee (ARF).