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NHS whistleblower support scheme extended
A SCHEME to provide NHS whistleblowers with practical support is to be rolled out across England following successful pilots.
Remote working roles double in four years
THE number of remote working jobs available in the UK has doubled in four years, new figures suggest.
Deprivation link in addiction to prescription medicines
DEPENDENCE on prescription medicines is higher in areas of deprivation, according to a new review published by Public Health England.
E-cigarette use continues to rise in UK
VAPING has risen by 12.5 per cent with now 3.6 million users in the UK (7.1 per cent of the population) compared to 7.2 million smokers, according to statistics published by Action on Smoking and Health.
Patient warning on DIY orthodontics
A NATIONAL campaign to warn people about the dangers of DIY orthodontics will be launched this December by the Oral Health Foundation and the British Orthodontic Society (BOS).
Dance floor mishap
...An urgent referral after consultation with Dr P would have led to a prompt diagnosis of Achilles tendon rupture and direct primary repair...
Brexit patient safety risks
BREXIT looms ever larger as the UK faces yet another crucial deadline – and MDDUS has received numerous calls requesting advice in regard to the potential for disrupted patient care and service provision in the event of a "no deal".
...The dentist states that in retrospect it might have been appropriate to pause and more fully explain the options, giving Mr U time for reflection before agreeing to the revised plan...
GMC supports specialist status for GPs
THE GMC has given its support to calls from the Royal College of General Practitioners and the BMA for GPs to be recognised as specialists.
Dental Complaints Service refers fewer cases
OVER 83 per cent fewer cases have been referred for fitness to practise procedures by the Dental Complaints Service (DCS) over the last four years, according a DCS performance review.