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GMC says medical profession at “crunch point”
MEDICAL practice in the UK is at "a crunch point" warns the GMC, with the number of doctors on the medical register having grown by only 2 per cent since 2012 despite sharply increased patient demand.
Increase in number of female trainees
THE number of female doctors in training increased again last year, although overall growth is slowing down, new figures show.
Most suspected cancer patients referred “promptly”
AN analysis of newly diagnosed cancer patients found that most were promptly referred from primary care, with a median interval of five days.
New law on inadvertent dispensing errors
LEGISLATION to introduce a new defence around inadvertent dispensing errors by pharmacists has been approved by Parliament.
GMC slash fees for new doctors
NEWLY qualified doctors will benefit from a new fixed term discount on their General Medical Council fees which could save them up to £1,000.
GMC “well-placed” to regulate medical associates
THE GMC believes it would be well-placed to regulate the emerging medical associate professions (MAPs), which could "dramatically strengthen health services".
Consultation launched on “opt-out” organ donation system
A CONSULTATION has been launched into an opt-out system for organ donation in England.
New dental implant standards due in 2018
NEW national standards on implant dentistry will be published next year by the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK.
Breast cancer risk trebled for women with gum disease
WOMEN who suffer from gum disease are up to three times more likely to develop breast cancer, new research suggests.
Government announces strategy to reduce the number of stillbirths
A NEW maternity strategy to reduce the number of stillbirths in England has been announced by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt.