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2014-04-18 12:32:35

But they acknowledge this would have workforce implications for the NHS The pass mark for a two-part test that international medical graduates must pass to work as a doctor in the UK should be raised to reduce differences in performance between international and UK medical graduates, suggest researchers on bmj.com today. But they warn that this could create "severe workforce planning challenges" for the NHS, which has traditionally relied on international medical graduates, especially...

2013-10-08 13:48:58

But doctors in late stages of career six times more likely to be referred for help Just five in every 1000 NHS doctors—less than 1% of the workforce—prompt concerns about their performance every year, sufficient to warrant the need for outside help, indicates an analysis of 11 years of data, published in BMJ Quality & Safety. But doctors in the late stages of their career are six times more likely to be referred for remedial help, the figures show. The findings are based on a...

2013-04-11 14:55:47

'Frequent fliers' concern for health services everywhere, but issue still veiled in secrecy Half of all formal patient complaints made in Australia to health ombudsmen concern just 3% of the country's doctors, with 1% accounting for a quarter of all complaints, finds research published online in BMJ Quality & Safety. Doctors complained about more than three times are highly likely to be the subject of a further complaint - and often within a couple of years - the findings show....

UK Will Require All Foreign Doctors To Know Their English
2013-02-25 05:33:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Beginning in April, foreign doctors will be required to prove they can speak fluent English before they will be allowed to treat National Health Service (NHS) patients in the UK, government officials have announced. According to BBC News Health and Science Reporter James Gallagher, the new regulations stem from an incident five years ago involving a German doctor named Daniel Ubani, who administered a fatal overdose to a patient...

2011-10-28 12:08:41

Factors associated with variability in the assessment of UK doctors' professionalism: Analysis of survey results Official assessments of a doctor's professionalism should be considered carefully before being accepted due to the tendency for some doctors to receive lower scores than others, and the tendency of some groups of patient or colleague assessors to provide lower scores, claims new research published on bmj.com today. Researchers from the Peninsula College of Medicine and...

2011-07-07 11:37:00

LONDON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The General Medical Council (GMC) is still consulting on its planned introduction of medical revalidation in 2012. The new requirement is intended to assure patients and the public, employers and other healthcare professionals that licensed doctors are up-to-date and fit to practice and will demand the collection of patient information. But should GP practices or hospital departments just wait for a GMC decision? By continually...

2011-04-06 11:44:30

Place of medical qualification and outcomes of UK General Medical Council 'fitness to practice' process: Cohort study General Medical Council (GMC) decisions about doctors who qualified outside the UK are more likely to have far reaching consequences (high impact decisions), finds research published on bmj.com today. The authors, led by Professor Charlotte Humphrey from King's College London, say there is no clear reason why overseas doctors do worse in GMC fitness to practice processes than...

2010-07-01 11:03:12

Feature: How I tried to hire a locum Professor Chris Isles from the Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary in Scotland recounts his frustrating hunt to fill his medical staff rota using locums, leading him to some critical conclusions about the poorly regulated locum sector in the UK. He was dismayed to be offered locum doctors who were inappropriate in terms of experience, qualifications, and fatigue, and his account raises some serious questions for the NHS. "A huge amount of time has been...

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2010-05-24 12:48:40

The doctor who claimed there were links between vaccination and autism, which was widely discredited, was struck off Britain's medical register on Monday for professional misconduct. Dr. Andrew Wakefield's 1998 study claimed that children vaccinated with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) shot was the reason for a big rise in autism cases in the United States and in parts of Europe in recent years. A disciplinary panel of the General Medical Council (GMC) found that Wakefield had acted in...


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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