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Small rise in ARF for dentists

THE General Dental Council has announced that the annual retention fee (ARF) will increase by 1.5 per cent to £690 for dentists.

  • 24 October 2022
  • News

Remove employment barriers to tackle NHS crisis, says GMC

THE General Medical Council is calling for a relaxation in rules preventing specialty and associate specialist (SAS) and locally employed (LE) doctors from undertaking a wider range of work, such as in primary care.

  • 24 October 2022
  • News

MDDUS responds to the GMC workforce report

MDDUS chief medical officer Dr John Holden welcomes moves to reduce red tape but says more must be done to improve doctors' working conditions.

  • 18 October 2022
  • Press release

Fewer operations lead to growing NHS waiting list

THE waiting list for hospital treatment in England has reached a new record of seven million and analysis suggests this is due to fewer operations being carried out rather than a post-pandemic surge in demand.

  • 13 October 2022
  • News

Older patients use NHS more but complain less

MORE patients over age 55 years used the NHS in England (66 per cent) than those under 55 years (57 per cent) during the pandemic, but fewer (25 per cent) would have been willing to complain compared to under 55s (34 per cent).

  • 12 October 2022
  • News

"Hidden waits" drive mental health patients to emergency services

MORE than three quarters of mental health patients waiting for NHS appointments have been forced to seek emergency support from A&E and other crisis services, new figures suggest.

  • 11 October 2022
  • News

NHS England moves to ease demand with new GP assistants

NHS England is recruiting over a thousand GP assistants from this month to offer admin support in hard-pressed practices.

  • 10 October 2022
  • News

Rise in NHS talking therapies

THE number of NHS patients accessing talking therapies for conditions such as anxiety and depression has risen by over a fifth.

  • 10 October 2022
  • News

Funding boost for regulation of digital mental health tools

RESEARCH into the regulation of digital mental health tools in the UK has been given a £1.8 million funding boost by the charity Wellcome.

  • 10 October 2022
  • News

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