Specialist list curricula updated by GDC
NEW curricula setting out the knowledge and skills dentists need in order to use the title of specialist have been published by the General Dental Council.
Large attainment gap for ethnic minority trainee doctors
TRAINEE doctors from ethnic minority groups are still achieving much poorer outcomes than their white colleagues, according to a new report highlighting persistent inequalities in medical education.
Digital mental health therapies offer promise of wider access
DIGITALLY enabled therapies offering wider access to NHS mental health services for patients with depression and anxiety disorders have been conditionally recommended by NICE in new draft guidance.
New clinical statements address pneumonia in people with learning disability
HIGH morbidity and mortality in aspiration and community acquired pneumonia among patients with learning disability and autism has prompted publication of two new guidance statements from the British Thoracic Society (BTS).
NHS plan to further reduce opioid prescribing
OPIOID painkiller prescriptions in England have fallen by 8 per cent in the last three years according to NHS data released with publication of a new action plan to “crack down” on the overuse of potentially-addictive medicines.
Too many patients fall into “referral black hole”
A SURVEY from Healthwatch England found that around one in five patients with a primary care referral had to return to their GP having not been seen.
“Shameful“ number of hospital tooth extractions for children
PREVENTABLE tooth decay caused almost 27,000 children to undergo extractions in hospital, new government figures for England show.
Scope of practice not just a prescribed list of tasks, says GDC
A NEW consultation on the revision of existing scope of practice guidance has been launched by the General Dental Council with the aim of making it “less prescriptive and more adaptable”.
Step closer in regulation of anaesthesia associates and physician associates
A CONSULTATION on new draft legislation that will allow the GMC to regulate anaesthesia associates (AAs) and physician associates (PAs) has been launched by the The Department of Health and Social Care.
GMC campaign to tackle bias in its work
A NUMBER of changes are being made to reduce the risk of bias in the way the General Medical Council operates.