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Foreign Focus – Montréal Part II

In this the second part of our guide to working in Montréal, we will look at the conditions for healthcare workers in the Canadian city in more depth, along with registering and working in Montréal. Healthcare salaries 2012 was a record year for the employment of doctors in Montréal, with over 75,000 working in this...

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Patient Safety Congress to Provide Key Insight

The Patient Safety Congress will be held in the Manchester Central Convention Complex this year, and is intended to equip healthcare workers with free insight from Sir Robert Francis on key topics including: The CQC inspection regime Regulation of board level directors Safe staffing The nursing voice Access this free resource and receive indispensable guidance...

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Foreign Focus – Montréal Part I

Of all Canadian cities, Montréal is possibly the most attractive destination for foreign workers. Combining excellent living conditions with a varied culture and world-class healthcare system, Montréal provides a particularly viable setting for any healthcare professional looking to relocate. City and Culture Located in the province of Québec, Montréal is the second most populated city...

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The Technology Future of Healthcare – Part I

While there has been much rhetoric from the authorities regarding the digital revolution in the NHS, the reality is that healthcare has been rather slow to move with some innovations. For example, while the financial services sector has embraced blockchain and artificial intelligence, and this has significantly revolutionised operations within these fields, healthcare has been...

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May 2017 Meetings at Royal Society of Medicine Released

The following are the May 2017 meetings at the Royal Society of Medicine. Psychiatry Section Tuesday 9 May: Registration 08.45 Power, gender and hubris: Success and arrogance as risks to leadership in health care and beyond This meeting is being held in association with the Daedalus Trust and the Medical Women’s Federation. Speakers will include...

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Foreign Focus – Munich Part II

In this second part of our discussion of practising medicine and working as a healthcare professional in Munich, we examine studying in the city and Germany, along with the practicalities of registration and one’s professional career. Studying in Germany While studying medicine in Germany may be much sought after, one should be warned that admission...

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Online Pharmacies – Growth, Dangers and Healthcare Careers

One of the recent phenomena affecting the healthcare industry in Britain has been the rise of online pharmacies. While these are absolutely fine in principle, in practice, despite attempting to enlist the assistance of healthcare professionals, in many cases these outlets have been guilty of breaking the law and inappropriately dispensing medicine. This is becoming...

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Foreign Focus – Munich Part I

Of all European nations, Germany arguably has the strongest economy, and it is therefore inevitably a common destination for healthcare workers and migrant labour in general. While the impending situation with Brexit may complicate emigrating to Germany with the intention of working, the reality is that skilled healthcare professionals are still very much sought after,...

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Greying Population is Demographic Timebomb

A new report has predicted that life expectancy will soon exceed 90 years for the first time in history, completely contradicting many assumptions about human longevity made previously. It is already forecast that women born in South Korea in 2030 will have a life expectancy in excess of 90, but many other industrialised and advanced...

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Health Committee Publishes Interim Report on Suicide Prevention

In December 2016, the House of Commons Health Committee (HHC) published an interim report on suicide prevention in order to help inform the government’s updated suicide prevention strategy. The House of Commons Health Committee “Suicide prevention: interim report – Fourth Report of Session 2016–17”, released on 13th December can be viewed online. The Health Committee...

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