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Fresh push to bring back GPs
A NEW campaign designed to persuade hundreds of doctors to return to general practice is being launched this week.
"Bigging up" the CV
Competition for prime positions in dentistry or medicine can be fierce so it is natural to want your CV to stand out from the crowd. But it is important to resist the temptation to “big-up” a CV with exaggerations, outright lies or half-truths in order to enhance your chances.
Gender reassignment should be initiated in specialist care
GENDER reassignment is a specialist area of medicine and treatment should be initiated in specialist care, says the Royal College of GPs.
New standards for end of life care
A NEW set of standards in providing end of life care has been agreed for GP practices.
Progress on opt-out organ donation legislation in Scotland and England
A BILL introducing a soft opt-out system for organ and tissue donation has been debated in the Scottish Parliament and similar legislation for England looks set to clear parliamentary hurdles in the next few days.
Death certification e-training
DOCTORS in Scotland are being encouraged to complete two e-learning modules on death certification.
Fit to work
...The GP expressed his reluctance to "tick the box" advising that Mr B is not fit for work, given the patient’s other activities...
Improved wellbeing support for NHS staff
THE Government has set out a commitment to provide better mental health and wellbeing support to NHS staff in England, including a dedicated service giving confidential advice and help 24 hours a day.
Updated guidance on antibiotic prescribing for pneumonia
NICE and Public Health England have published two draft guidelines on antimicrobial prescribing for pneumonia to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance.
NHS told to phase out pagers
HOSPITALS in England must phase out pagers by the end of 2021, as the health and social care secretary pushes ahead with his campaign against outdated technology.