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MDDUS supports findings of Hamilton review
PUBLICATION of an independent review into how the laws on gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide are applied to medical practice has been welcomed by MDDUS – and in particular its support for the removal of the GMC’s right of appeal in Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) decisions.
DCPs urged by GDC to renew now
DENTAL care professionals (DCPs) in the UK have until 31 July 2019 to complete their annual renewal in order to remain on the GDC register.
Funding to improve health of rough sleepers
COUNCILS in England will receive £1.9 million in funding to help improve the health of rough sleepers.
FGDP(UK) statement on responsible prescribing
FGDP(UK) Dean, Ian Mills, has published a statement on the steps dental practitioners can take towards responsible prescribing.
Medical register tops 300,000 for first time
THE number of doctors registered to practise in the UK has topped 300,000 for the first time, new figures from the General Medical Council show.
Sharp rise in NHS penalty notices
THE number of fines handed down to patients for wrongly claiming free NHS treatment has risen 30-fold in the past five years, with fines now topping £126 million.
RCGP offers vision for the future
EXTENDED GP consultations and continuity of care delivered via 'micro-teams' are key elements in a vision for the future of general practice.
RCS looks to guide surgical innovation
NEW guidance to avoid a “maverick” approach to surgical innovation has been published by the Royal College of Surgeons.
Only three per cent of under-ones attend dentist
RESEARCH out of Birmingham University has found that only three per cent of under-ones in England attended the dentists and in some regions it was than less one per cent.
New investment in rest facilities for doctors
THE Department for Health and Social care has announced it will invest £10m in improving doctors' rest facilities.