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Reforming fitness to practise should be top priority for GDC
NEARLY two-thirds of dentists believe that making fitness to practise procedures more fit for purpose should be the number one priority for the GDC, according to a survey undertaken by the BDA.
A third of emergency cancer patients not seen by GP
A NEW study funded by Cancer Research UK has found that a third of cancer patients (34 per cent) diagnosed as an emergency in England had not consulted their GP beforehand.
London hosts international conference on medical professional liability
A leading international conference focused on key developments and insights in medical professional liability is being held this year in London.
New guidance on DVLA disclosures
MDDUS is reminding doctors of their obligation to tell the DVLA when patients are deemed no longer fit to drive yet continue to do so against medical advice.
Revised confidentiality guidance now in effect
Revised GMC confidentiality guidance for all doctors practising in the UK came into effect on 25 April.
RMBF reaches out to help medical students in crisis
THE RMBF today relaunched its programme of support for UK medical students, releasing two new publications encouraging students to seek help and offering advice on how to cope with the demands of studying medicine.
Limit set on legal “safe space” in safety investigations
THE right to apply so-called legal “safe space” protections during safety investigations will only be given to the new Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch and not local NHS organisations.
Organ transplants in Scotland reach record high
THE number of patients in Scotland who received life-changing organ donations has reached a record high, according to new figures.
Expanded employment of in-surgery pharmacists
NHS England plans to introduce new, surgery-based clinical pharmacists to over 700 more practices in order to help free up GP time.
Medical training to become more flexible in major overhaul
A MAJOR overhaul of medical training will aim to make it more flexible and less “fixated with time and tick boxes”, the General Medical Council has announced.