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New revised guidance on conscious sedation in dental practice

A NEW edition of Conscious Sedation in Dentistry has been published by The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP).

  • 13 July 2017
  • News

Regular checks reduce mortality in diabetics

MORTALITY among adult diabetics who get regular annual checks is half the rate of patients who do not get checks, according to findings from the National Diabetes Audit.

  • 13 July 2017
  • News

Patients in England largely positive about general practice

ALMOST 85 per cent of patients in England rate their overall experience of their GP surgery as good, according to a survey carried out by NHS England.

  • 13 July 2017
  • News

Hospital breached data protection rules for Google app trial

A HOSPITAL breached the Data Protection Act by sharing the details of 1.6 million patients with Google DeepMind for a medical trial.

  • 05 July 2017
  • News

Keeping safeguarding records safe

SAFEGUARDING potentially vulnerable children can pose particular challenges to doctors and dentists - and the processing and storage of records and case conference reports is a frequent issue.

  • 03 July 2017
  • Risk alert

Metal-on-metal hip implants need regular review

REGULAR long-term follow-up is needed in all patients implanted with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements to monitor ongoing risks of soft-tissue reactions, according to updated guidance issued from The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

  • 30 June 2017
  • News

Patients rate GP safety "generally high"

PATIENT perceptions of safety in general practice are high according to a study of 45 practices across England.

  • 30 June 2017
  • News

Inappropriate tweets

...A colleague at the hospital where Dr T works sent the regulator photocopied examples of some of her tweets, posted under an anonymous handle and including various disparaging ‘jokes’ in regard to patients...

  • 29 June 2017
  • Case study

Exercise advice for pregnant women

PREGNANT women should do two and a half hours of moderate intensity exercise a week in a bid to reduce obesity and improve fitness, the UK’s chief medical officers have said.

  • 29 June 2017
  • News

Fall in prevalence of smoking in England

THE proportion of adult smokers in England has fallen since 2010 but smoking-related hospital admissions continue to rise, new figures show.

  • 28 June 2017
  • News