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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.

  • 28 July 2016
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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.

  • 28 July 2016
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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.

  • 28 July 2016
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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.

  • 26 July 2016
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Updated competencies in prescribing

AN updated set of key competencies in prescribing has been published by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS).

  • 20 July 2016
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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.

  • 19 July 2016
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GMC pilot scheme to protect whistleblowers

WHISTLEBLOWING doctors are being offered extra protection from unfair General Medical Council complaints.

  • 19 July 2016
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Charlie Massey named new GMC chief executive

THE new chief executive of the General Medical Council has been named as Charlie Massey.

  • 15 July 2016
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Big rise in antidepressant prescriptions

ANTIDEPRESSANT prescriptions in England increased significantly in 2015, costing the NHS £780,000 a day.

  • 15 July 2016
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New RCGP chair named

DR Helen Stokes-Lampard has been named as the new chair of the RCGP.

  • 12 July 2016
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