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Press releases

Results for: November

Who can consent for children?

Doctors are reminded that only those with parental responsibility – or authorisation from a parent – can consent to treatment in children who lack capacity, unless in an emergency.

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Dealing with needle breakage and retention

Dentists are reminded of the steps to take to prevent - and act on - breakage and retention of dental needles in the tissue.

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Dentists to help educate patients on oral cancer risks

UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS is reminding dentists to play their part in achieving early detection of oral cancer by educating patients of the risks and warning signs.

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Can Skype offer safe alternative to face-to-face consultations?

Doctors are urged to consider the medico-legal issues of using Skype for patient consultations.

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