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Don't let emotional pressure cloud your judgement at Christmas
Doctors should resist pressure to discharge patients in time for Christmas if they do not meet necessary clinical criteria.
Don't let your standards slip
Dentists are urged not to cut corners or let sloppy standards creep into their work or they could risk facing professional difficulties.
Festive Facebook risks
Doctors are urged to beware of festive social media risks when attending their Christmas work night out, says UK-wide medical defence organisation MDDUS.
Is your practice social media savvy?
Medical and dental practice staff are urged to consider their actions on social media sites this Christmas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Don't jeopardise patient safety when prescribing Botox
Dentists should under no circumstances prescribe Botox for a patient outside their supervision, warns UK-wide dental defence organisation MDDUS.
Ensure your dental care professionals are registered
Dentists can avoid potential disruption to their practice by ensuring all Dental Care Professionals (DCPs) are fully registered.