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GMC uncovers factors in high BAME referrals
INADEQUATE job induction and support along with isolating work patterns and poor feedback are all factors in higher GMC referrals for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) doctors, new research suggests.
Campaign to support reflective practice
NEW guidance and resources have been published in a bid to encourage doctors, dentists and other clinicians to take part in reflective practice.
RCGP responds to “hurtful” insinuation of possible GP fraud
AN announcement that the NHS Counter Fraud Authority will be investigating GPs in England in regard to so-called "ghost patients" on practice lists has prompted a sharp response from the RCGP.
Approval for opt-out organ donation in Scotland
AN opt-out system for organ and tissue donation has been passed by the Scottish Parliament.
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.
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.
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.
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.