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Entitlement to SSP extended to those self-isolating prior to an operation
To qualify for SSP in these circumstances, the individual must have received a written “pre-surgery notification.”
NHS support pledged for “long COVID” patients
Patients suffering from "long COVID" symptoms have been pledged specialist treatment at NHS clinics across England.
Surgical staff in England face a "mountain to climb"
A total of 111,026 people in England had waited 52 weeks or more for an operation in August 2020 according to figures released by NHS England.
MDDUS advice to dental members in Scotland returning to NHS practice
Dental defence specialist, MDDUS, today welcomed the decision by the Scottish Government to allow NHS dental care to restart “the full range of treatments” on 1 November 2020.
Free fallow time calculator for dentists
A fallow time calculator has been launched to assist dentists performing procedures that carry a higher risk of exposure to potentially-infectious aerosols.
COVID deaths three times higher than pneumonia or flu
COVID-19 has killed more than three times as many people as pneumonia or flu according to new figures for England and Wales.
MDDUS welcomes GMC guidance on doctor and patient relationship in decision making
MDDUS has today (Wednesday 30 September 2020) welcomed new guidance from the General Medical Council to support shared decision making between doctors and patients
Rapid review on dental APGs published by SDCEP
A new report on aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) has been published by the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).
Study highlights mucocutaneous signs of COVID-19
Oral lesions and skin rashes are an "important" manifestation of COVID-19, according to evidence published in the British Journal of Dermatology.
Anticipatory care planning for dementia patients during pandemic
NHS Scotland has published guidance to aid GP practices in conducting anticipatory care planning conversations with dementia patients during COVID-19.