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The number of doctors raising concerns doubles
THE number of complaints made about doctors by doctors has almost doubled in four years, according to a new report from the General Medical Council.
No cut for 2016 dental ARF
THE annual retention fee for dentists has been frozen for 2016 after plans for a small reduction were rejected.
Doctors must tell DVLA about unfit patients
DOCTORS must inform the DVLA if a patient continues to drive against medical advice, according to draft new guidance from the General Medical Council.
GMC advice for doctors following strike vote
DOCTORS who plan to take part in industrial action scheduled to begin tomorrow must work to minimise the impact on patients, says the GMC.
New app to record CPD
DOCTORS can now record their CPD progress on a new mobile app launched by the GMC.
Extra protection for NHS whistleblowers under new policy
WHISTLEBLOWERS who raise concerns about NHS care in England will be protected from reprisals under a draft new national policy.
New oral cancer toolkit
AN online toolkit designed to help dentists and GPs spot the signs of oral cancer has been launched by Cancer Research UK.
GMC reminds doctors of responsibilities in taking industrial action
DOCTORS contemplating industrial action must make the care of patients their first concern, says the GMC.
Be prepared for emergency dental care over the holidays
NHS England has produced a quick guide designed to offer practical information for dental providers on what they can do to improve unscheduled care for patients over the holiday period and beyond.
GDC chief executive to step down
THE Chief Executive of the General Dental Council, Evlynne Gilvarry, is to step down after five years in the role.