The British Dental Association (BDA) has confirmed that dental contracts in England will receive a pay uplift of 2.42 per cent, effective from this month, following a recommendation from the Doctors’ and Dentists’ Pay Review Body (DDRB).
A recent report from the General Medical Council (GMC) has found that the gap between the number of doctors from abroad and UK-trained ones has doubled in a year.
A pilot scheme led by Loughborough University will see GPs being given convertible standing desks and asked to wear activity trackers to monitor their movements to showcase how leading a sedentary lifestyle can be bad for one’s health.
An independent review of cancer screening in the UK has suggested a number of ways in which the take-up of test appointments could be improved, including offering GPs financial incentives to provide out-of-hours and weekend appointments.
The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has said that the Government should review and simplify pensions tax allowances to give GPs and other doctors ‘more ability’ to plan their pension.