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Trainees’ pay drops in past year
TRAINEE doctors in England saw their salary fall by 0.2 per cent in the past year, new figures show.
Registration opens for FP 2015
REGISTRATION for the 2015 foundation training programme is now open.
Plans to widen access to medical careers
A PLAN to encourage a more diverse range of people to train as doctors has been unveiled by Health Education England.
Late stage cancer diagnosis costly
NEARLY half (46 per cent) of cancers in England are diagnosed at an advanced stage when they are harder to treat successfully, according to analysis published by Cancer Research UK.
NHS whistleblowers still facing intimidation
AMONG a dossier of 70 cases involving NHS whistleblowers compiled by the network Patients First, almost half have left the NHS and 79 per cent reported bullying and intimidation.
Reduced mortality rate in hip fracture
IMPROVEMENTS in hip fracture care has meant that over 300 fewer patients died in the year 2013 over a comparable period in 2011-12 according to a recent report.
"No" vote in the Scottish Referendum
AS most members will no doubt be aware, the outcome of yesterday’s Independence Referendum was a vote in favour of Scotland remaining part of the United Kingdom. At a political level this marks the start of a period of negotiation on the added powers that are to be devolved to Scotland as indicated by the “Better Together” campaign.
Domperidone no longer available over the counter
DOMPERIDONE will no longer be available to patients without a prescription from a doctor, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has announced.
Call for clarity on GDC fee rise
A MAJORITY of dentists (66 per cent) responding to a consultation on the annual retention fee (ARF) do not believe that the GDC has provided a clear account of its resource needs for 2015.
Warning over care of heart attack patients
HEART attack patients who miss just one key element of care massively increase their chance of dying within a month of leaving hospital, according to new research.