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GDC sets out “road map” to improvement
THE GDC has published a three-year "road map" that sets out how it intends to improve its performance and efficiency as a regulator.
Dentist sanctioned by GDC over counterfeit equipment
SEIZURE of more than 100 counterfeit and non-compliant items of dental equipment has landed a dentist in front of a GDC fitness to practise panel.
More information about doctors on GMC register
MORE detailed information about doctors is now publicly available on the General Medical Council’s website.
GMC chief executive to step down
THE chief executive of the General Medical Council has announced plans to step down at the end of 2016.
Screening most effective in early bowel cancer detection
BOWEL cancer is more likely to be detected early by screening than with GP referral or as an emergency presentation, according to a new study published by Cancer Research UK and Public Health England.
Report urges better recognition of sepsis
AN NHS England report into the death of a young boy from septicaemia following a chest infection is urging better recognition of signs and symptoms of the condition by NHS staff.
Surge in negligence claims due to ‘no win, no fee’ legal representation
THE proportion of middle income people in England and Wales pursuing claims following adverse medical events increased from less than four per cent in 2001 to 22 per cent in 2013, according to research published by the Nuffield Foundation.
NICE guidelines tackle high UK tuberculosis rates
NEW NICE guidelines on tuberculosis (TB) call for greater education and prevention targeted at people from socially deprived backgrounds who are most vulnerable to contracting the infection in the UK.
New national whistleblowing guardian appointed
A NEW national “guardian” who will lead efforts to encourage NHS staff to raise concerns has been appointed in England.
Cost-specific texts reduce missed appointments
PATIENT reminder text messages highlighting the specific cost of missed appointments helped reduce non-attendance by almost a quarter, a Department of Health (DoH) study has shown.