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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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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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Foreign Focus – Bangkok Part II

In this second part of our look at Bangkok, we assess clinical experiences, medical practice and registration and licensing in Thailand. Clinical Experience in Thailan Although Thailand has urbanised rapidly, it is still very much an emerging nation, with a population that is largely confined to rural areas. This has many advantages, but also means...

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Should the Healthcare System Deliver Longer Patient Consultations?

New research conducted by the Health Foundation suggests that the amount of time that GPs in Britain spend with patients is the lowest in the developed world. The British charity which carries out research and policy analysis into healthcare examined 11 countries, including Germany, France, Australia and the United States, and concluded that appointment times...

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Foreign Focus – Bangkok Part I

Bangkok is a city with a unique culture, atmosphere and reputation. The city in Thailand draws visitors and residents from all over the globe, and few regret relocating to this spectacular and culturally rich environment. Studying medicine in Thailand is perfectly plausible for British doctors, while studying in the nation is also entirely feasible. So...

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2017 Budget – NHS Analysis

The spring budget has just been announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer. It would be fair to say that some of the provisions that healthcare experts have been calling for were not included within the budget. But what was part of this critical economic statement, and what can the NHS and healthcare professionals expect...

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