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Increased mouth cancer risk with HCV infection
PATIENTS infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at a greater risk of developing mouth cancer, according to a new research published the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
NHS England pledges “immediate” action on rising indemnity costs
NHS England has pledged funding to offset the rising cost of GP indemnity as part of new implementation plans set out in its General Practice Forward View.
Ethnicity still a factor in career progression among doctors
NEW research published by the GMC has found that white UK medical graduates remain more likely to pass specialty exams than their black and minority ethnic (BME) counterparts, and doctors with primary qualifications gained outside the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) are even less likely to do well in exams or recruitment.
Sharp rise in negligence payouts by NHS
COMPENSATION payouts and legal costs for clinical negligence covered by the NHS in England increased by more than a quarter last year, reaching almost £1.5 billion.
Updated competencies in prescribing
AN updated set of key competencies in prescribing has been published by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).
Treat sepsis as urgently as heart attack, says NICE
PATIENTS showing signs of sepsis should be treated with the same urgency as those with suspected heart attacks, according to new NICE guidance.
GMC pilot scheme to protect whistleblowers
WHISTLEBLOWING doctors are being offered extra protection from unfair General Medical Council complaints.
Charlie Massey named new GMC chief executive
THE new chief executive of the General Medical Council has been named as Charlie Massey.
Big rise in antidepressant prescriptions
ANTIDEPRESSANT prescriptions in England increased significantly in 2015, costing the NHS £780,000 a day.
New RCGP chair named
DR Helen Stokes-Lampard has been named as the new chair of the RCGP.