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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.
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.
Approval for opt-out organ donation in Scotland
AN opt-out system for organ and tissue donation has been passed by the Scottish Parliament.
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.
...In an attempt to restrain the boy Dr D grabs him by the shoulders. A week later he is visited by police at his flat and cautioned and charged with common assault...
...It is also alleged that Dr U failed to obtain informed consent from the patient in neglecting to warn him of the risks involved with the procedure...
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.
Research trial pitfalls
POTENTIAL legal difficulties involving medical trials can range from participant complaints to more serious allegations of fraud. Ensure that you're research ready.