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GMC offers support for GP specialist status

THE GMC has given its support to calls from the Royal College of General Practitioners and the BMA for GPs to be recognised as specialists.

  • 19 September 2019
  • News

UK cancer survival improves but less so in international comparison

CANCER survival rates have improved but the UK still lags behind other high-income countries, according to a study published in Lancet Oncology.

  • 13 September 2019
  • News

Guidance on reflective practice for medical students

NEW guidance to support medical students in developing skills as reflective practitioners has been published by GMC and the Medical Schools Council (MSC).

  • 13 September 2019
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HRT still a matter of balancing risk

A NEW Lancet study showing a small increased risk of breast cancer with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is in keeping with existing NICE guidance on the treatment of menopausal symptoms, according to both the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the British Menopause Society.

  • 04 September 2019
  • News

Europe loses ground in effort to eliminate measles

A "DRAMATIC RESURGENCE" of measles continues to threaten the health of susceptible individuals in Europe, according to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

  • 29 August 2019
  • News

Government looks to AI to improve NHS efficiency

A NEW National Artificial Intelligence Lab will be established to work on some of the biggest challenges in healthcare, including earlier cancer detection, new dementia treatments and more personalised care, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced.

  • 29 August 2019
  • News

Action urged to improve vaccination uptake

ONE in seven five year olds in England may not be fully up-to-date with routine immunisations, according to Public Health England (PHE).

  • 26 August 2019
  • News

Majority of Brits think A&E overused

OVER 85 per cent of the UK population believe that A&E services are overused, while just over half agree that it is hard to get an appointment with a GP, according research carried out by The National Centre for Social Research.

  • 14 August 2019
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New GMC assessment centre for overseas doctors

OVERSEAS doctors wanting to practice in the UK will now undergo a "rigorous half-day assessment" of practical skills at a new £2.5m GMC test centre in Manchester.

  • 14 August 2019
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Wider use of cannabis-based medicinal products not justified

WIDER use of cannabis-based medicinal products cannot currently be justified due to a lack of robust evidence for clinical effectiveness, says NICE in new draft guidance.

  • 14 August 2019
  • News