Monthly Archives: March 2016

Administrative Supplements to NIGMS Predoctoral Training Grants for Research Curriculum Development (Admin Supp)

Management Supplements to NIGMS Predoctoral Training Grants for Research Curriculum Development (Admin Supp)Required Application Directions It is vital that candidates follow the instructions in the Application Guide (SF424 (R&R) Application Guide or period Commons Administrative Supplement User Guide, as suitable) except where advised to do otherwise (in this FOA or in a Notification from the […]

By |March 23rd, 2016|NCAS|0 Comments

GMC supports doctors treating dementia patients

GMC supports medical professionals dealing with dementia patientsDementia and mental health issues are the most recent focus of the GMC’s online resource which supports doctors dealing with older patients. New updates to the resource include a ‘MythBusters’ brochure (pdf) produced by the GMC from Professor Alistair Burns CBE, NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Dementia. […]

By |March 21st, 2016|GMC|0 Comments

MP CAROLINE ANSELL: The ‘sugar levy’ and help for eating disorders

MP CAROLINE ANSELL: The ‘sugar levy’ and assist for eating disordersYou may have seen in the budget the commitment from the Chancellor to introduce a ‘‘ sugar levy’. This has been thought about in light of the upcoming National Obesity Strategy, due this summer season. We’ve sent an e-mail with guidelines to develop a new […]

By |March 19th, 2016|NCAS|0 Comments

Response to BMJ article about unlicensed prescribing of Avastin for AMD

Reaction to BMJ article about unlicensed prescribing of Avastin for AMDResponding to calls from the BMJ for medical professionals to be allowed to prescribe Avastin for the treatment of wet age associated macular degeneration (AMD) Niall Dickson, President of the General Medical Council, said: ‘It is rather wrong to recommend the GMC’s position is uncertain […]

By |March 19th, 2016|GMC|0 Comments

Overseas-trained doctors will face tougher GMC assessment

Overseas-trained physicians will face tougher GMC assessmentThe General Medical Council (GMC) is strengthening the evaluation of international medical professionals wanting to operate in the UK. International medical graduates need to initially show that they have appropriate English language skills. They then need to take the Specialist and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) test, which examines whether […]

By |March 18th, 2016|GMC|0 Comments