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AUG 10/2015

Salary supplement cuts for GPs will impact recruitment, says RCGP

The chairwoman of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has written an open letter to health secretary Jeremy Hunt, explaining that proposals to cut salary supplements for trainee GPs would have a "catastrophic impact" on r...

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AUG 07/2015

Number of GPs applying for work abroad has risen by 50% since 2008

Official figures from the General Medical Council (GMC) obtained by Pulse have revealed that the number of GPs that applied for certificates so that can can work abroad has risen by nearly 50 per cent over the last seven years. In 2014, 822 GPs reque...

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AUG 06/2015

Cancer survival in England remains poor compared to other countries

A new study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has suggested that England's track record for cancer survival is much poorer than other countries that have a similar health system. Looking at survival figures for breast, colon, ...

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AUG 04/2015

Thousands turned away from blood donation due to NHS staff shortages

Thousands of potential blood donors have been turned away by the NHS due to staff shortages, according to new figures by the Blood and Transplant unit. Following a freedom of information request by a regular donor from Brighton, the unit revealed tha...

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