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Survey reveals "deepening crisis" in access to NHS dental care in England

A SURVEY of adults in England has revealed that 41 per cent of respondents found it difficult to book an NHS dental appointment and 24 per cent said they had to pay privately to get all their required treatment.

  • 12 May 2022
  • News

Backlog in child tooth extractions

DENTAL extractions performed on decayed teeth in children aged 0-19 reduced by over half between 2019/20 and 2020/21 despite no change in demand.

  • 12 May 2022
  • News

GMC appoints new chair

DAME Carrie MacEwen has been appointed chair of the General Medical Council (GMC) by the Privy Council.

  • 10 May 2022
  • News

Cancer diagnosis target in England unmet'

OVER 65,000 people in England wait longer than 28 days to find out whether they have cancer each month, according to estimates by Cancer Research UK.

  • 10 May 2022
  • News

Back pain

...The letter claims that had Mr U been referred to hospital he would have undergone an MRI scan which would have identified a paracentral disc protrusion compressing the cauda equina...

  • 29 April 2022
  • Case study

Adverse comment

...Mr M posts a review on a local online directory commenting that Dr S is “incompetent and rude” and that he struggled to extract his tooth...

  • 29 April 2022
  • Case study

Recording telephone consultations with patients

Organisations often now record telephone calls to monitor quality control and for training purposes. But do you adequately inform patients of this – and what about data protection?

  • 29 April 2022
  • Risk alert

NHS dental treatments in Scotland below pre-pandemic levels

DENTAL contacts and treatments in Scotland have not yet fully recovered to pre-pandemic levels, according to a report from Public Health Scotland.

  • 28 April 2022
  • News

Mental health of Welsh dentists worsens

THE mental health of dentists in Wales further declined towards the end of 2021, as increasing admin tasks forced most clinicians to work without proper breaks.

  • 28 April 2022
  • News

Tackling toxic health service cultures at heart of new GMC guidance

NEW duties could be placed on doctors to call out bullying and to tackle toxic workplace cultures.

  • 27 April 2022
  • News

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