Posts Tagged ‘General medicine’

Location vital in choosing consultant position

Location is the leading consideration for specialist registrars when considering a consultant post, according to the latest census of physicians in the UK....

Geriatrics: new e-learning tool from RCP on falls management in hospital

A new e-learning tool aimed at improving the care patients receive after they fall has been launched. ‘CareFall’ is a new interactive inpatient e-le...

Get up-to-date on CKD at AGM Conference

NICE has recently updated its clinical guideline on chronic kidney disease (CKD) to include new recommendations on the diagnosis and classification of the ...

General medicine: either all in or all out

It was always the thin end of the wedge. The 'special' specialties were given the option of opting out of general medicine. Anyone worth their salt knew w...

Dermatologists say ‘no’ to general medicine

Trainee dermatologists are warning that any plans to make them work on-call in general medicine will put patient safety at risk. This is the key finding ...

“Subspecialisation fragmenting inpatient care”

The new CEO of NHS England called for hospitals to consider different staffing models as the pressures on NHS services mount. In his first major speech a...

‘Generalism’ is more important to hospitals

In medicine there is a move away from specialist working to more generalist roles treating acutely ill patients. This is the key finding of the latest cen...

Lots of recommendations but too few solutions

Waited expectantly for this one. After all it's the Royal College of Physicians. Have ignored all the snide remarks about the college being "elitist", and ...

Generalist-specialist split would damage training

A proposal to separate generalist and specialist training by a review into postgraduate medical training has been rejected by the BMA. The Associationâ...

Heavy med registrar workload threatens care

The role of the medical registrar is now characterised by heavy workloads and limited training opportunities - and it's threatening the quality of patient ...

A CEO’s view on Francis report implications

Unsurprisingly, the publication of the Francis report has led to much reflection among managers, clinical leaders, and health commentators. My (pre-publica...