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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.

  • 31 October 2014
  • News

“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.

  • 30 October 2014
  • News

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. 

  • 30 October 2014
  • News

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. 

  • 30 October 2014
  • News

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. 

  • 30 October 2014
  • News

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. 

  • 30 October 2014
  • News

Juniors’ contract talks stall

NEGOTIATIONS between the BMA and the government over junior doctors’ contracts have broken down. 

  • 29 October 2014
  • News

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. 

  • 29 October 2014
  • News

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. 

  • 28 October 2014
  • News

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). 

  • 24 October 2014
  • News