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GDC case examiners to begin work
NEW GDC case examiners will begin assessing complaints against registrants as of 1 November.
GMC pledges “light touch” to address unease among doctors
THE GMC has expressed concern at "unease" within the medical profession in its annual report on The state of medical education and practice in the UK.
New guidance on surgical consent
NHS trusts face a dramatic increase in litigation payouts if they do not make changes in patient consent processes prior to surgery, warns the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Colleges list 40 treatments “of little or no benefit to patients”
A CAMPAIGN to improve communication between doctors and patients and cut overtreatment has published a list of 40 treatments that are of "little or no benefit to patients".
New guide to help stressed GPs
A NEW guide to help GPs tackle stress has been launched online.
New birth injuries compensation scheme to tackle ‘blame culture’
A NEW voluntary compensation scheme to quickly resolve birth injury complaints in England could cut the number of claims brought to court and tackle the NHS “blame culture”.
Warning over counterfeit dental devices
DENTISTS are being warned over the risks of buying non-compliant and counterfeit dental devices online.
Cosmetic surgery patients urged to “think carefully”
PEOPLE considering cosmetic surgery are being warned about the “ruthless” sales techniques used by some private companies.
One-hour scan limit for stroke patients
SUSPECTED stroke patients should undergo a brain scan within one hour of being admitted to hospital, according to new guidance from the Royal College of Physicians.
GMC to investigate questionable online prescribing
DOCTORS accused of inappropriate online prescribing of antibiotics in a BBC probe are to be investigated by the GMC.