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OCT 15/2014

NMC details pilot for new revalidation system

Staff in nursing jobs will get a first look at how the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) plans to revamp its current revalidation system with the launch of a pilot scheme next spring. The regulator has announced that it will be working with Aneurin...

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OCT 13/2014

New report underlines need for GP action against antibiotic resistance

Staff in NHS GP jobs have been called upon to change their prescribing habits in order to help the health service tackle the problem of antibiotic resistance. A new report from Public Health England has revealed that between 2010 and 2013, there was ...

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OCT 09/2014

Specialist teams needed to treat acute heart failure, says NICE

Dedicated specialist teams should provide treatment to hospital patients with suspected acute heart failure, experts have argued. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), this condition is responsible for more than 6...

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OCT 06/2014

Patients 'tend to listen to female doctors more'

Patients are more likely to heed their GP's advice if it comes from a female doctor, new research has found.  A study carried out by the University of Toulouse III discovered men with male doctors were four times more likely to disagree with...

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OCT 01/2014

Plans for named GPs for English patients confirmed by government

GP professionals will become more personally accountable for their patients' care under plans unveiled by the Department of Health this week. Under changes to their contract with the NHS, all 53.9 million people in England will receive a dedicate...

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