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..Mr V states he “knows for a fact” that other dental surgeries are clearing their backlogs and providing routine appointments - and he is “extremely unhappy”...
Ensuring safe handovers between primary and secondary care
Handover of patient care is a common area of risk which is magnified when transferring between primary and secondary care services.
A statement of fact
...Dr C asks MDDUS how to go about writing a statement for a significant clinical incident investigation...
NICE guideline offers “menu” of treatment options for depression
A MENU of treatment options should be offered to patients with depression in discussion with their healthcare professional, says NICE in new draft guidance.
Waiting list for scans grows
THE number of patients facing long waits for scans in England is steadily increasing month-on-month, according to figures published by NHS England.
Delays in emergency treatment pose “acute patient safety” risk
NEARLY two thirds of A&Es across the UK had ambulances waiting to transfer patients every day, according to a snap survey conducted in November by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM).
New study confirms safety of Covid-19 vaccination in pregnancy
PREGNANT women vaccinated against Covid-19 were found to have no increased risk of having a stillbirth or low birthweight baby, according to a new study.
GDC battles negative perceptions among dental professionals
OVER half of dental professionals and other stakeholders expressed negative perceptions of the General Dental Council (GDC) in research commissioned by the regulator.
Updated dental Covid SOP in England
REVISED infection prevention control (IPC) requirements for dental settings have been published by the UK Government and this has prompted NHS England to update the standard operating procedure (SOP) for practices.
Updated long-Covid guidance published
GUIDANCE for treating patients with long Covid has been updated jointly by NICE, SIGN and the Royal College of GPs.