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Tough penalties for covering up clinical failings

HOSPITALS could be fined up to £10,000 and senior staff and directors could face jail for providing false and misleading data in regard to clinical failings under new plans to tackle any perceived "cover-up" culture in the NHS.

  • 26 February 2015
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Biggest ever jobs shortage confirmed

THE number of trainee doctors who will have to wait to find a job this year is at its highest ever level.

  • 26 February 2015
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Calls for “predatory” doctors to be struck off

DOCTORS who abuse their professional position by preying on patients should be struck off, a GMC consultation has heard.

  • 26 February 2015
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Drop in GP training applications

THE number of doctors applying to start GP training has fallen for the second year in a row, according to new figures from Health Education England.

  • 26 February 2015
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Warning on waiting room music

DOCTORS and dentists playing music in their practices must have relevant licences or risk legal proceedings.

  • 25 February 2015
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Drug driving law comes into force

A NEW offence for driving with certain medications over specified blood concentrations comes into effect from 2 March.

  • 25 February 2015
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Online GMC resource on dementia and mental health

DEMENTIA and mental health are the subjects of an online resource being promoted by the GMC.

  • 24 February 2015
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NICE calls for review of individual antibiotic prescribing rates

NICE is calling for ongoing external review of antibiotic prescribing among individual healthcare providers in a bid to reduce creeping antimicrobial resistance.

  • 24 February 2015
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Survey addresses increasing tension between management and clinical staff

A RECENT survey confirms that tension remains a major factor in relationships between healthcare managers and clinical staff.

  • 24 February 2015
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New powers to compulsory audit data protection in the NHS

A CHANGE in the law has given the Information Commissioner new powers to compulsorily audit GP surgeries and other public healthcare organisations to access how they handle personal patient information.

  • 16 February 2015
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