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Urgent improvement needed in GDC fitness to practise

GDC fitness to practise processes often result in “significant negative impacts” on the mental health and wellbeing of participants and could have “unintended consequences” for professional behaviour and practice.

  • 07 December 2022
  • News

Huge disparity in cancer-related deaths amongst deprived Scots

CANCER-related deaths are 74 per cent higher in the most deprived areas in Scotland compared to the least deprived, a new report has revealed.

  • 06 December 2022
  • News

Caution urged on plan for at-home patient health checks

PATIENTS are to carry out health checks at home as part of a landmark trial that aims to ease GP workloads.

  • 06 December 2022
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GMC chief calls for action to halt doctors quitting NHS

NEARLY 10,000 doctors gave up their licence to practise last year and action is needed now to stop this “senseless waste” of talent said General Medical Council (GMC) Chief Executive Charlie Massey.

  • 29 November 2022
  • News

Practice level waiting times will allow “informed choice” says Government

NEW publication of GP appointment waiting times in England will allow patients to make “more informed choices” on the practice they choose to visit, according to the Department of Health and Social Care.

  • 29 November 2022
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GMC launches ethical hub on tackling racism

A NEW “ethical hub” on tackling racism in the workplace has been launched by the General Medical Council (GMC) on its website.

  • 21 November 2022
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GPs given expanded access to tests to speed up cancer diagnosis

GP practices in England are being given expanded direct access to diagnostic scans for patients with concerning symptoms but who fall outside the NICE guideline threshold for an urgent suspected cancer referral.

  • 21 November 2022
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GDC consultation on updated interim orders guidance

THE General Dental Council (GDC) has today launched a 12-week public consultation on proposed updates to its Interim Orders Committee Guidance and associated information.

  • 15 November 2022
  • News

Study shows modest benefits to children of water fluoridation

FLUORIDATION of the water supply may confer a “modest benefit” to the dental health of children, according to a seven-year-study led by University of Manchester researchers.

  • 15 November 2022
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Relentless rise in UK oral cancer cases

NEW cases of oral cancer continue to rise, with 8,864 people in the UK diagnosed with the disease last year, representing a 34 per cent increase in the last 10 years.

  • 04 November 2022
  • News

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