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Effective antibiotic use can halve superbug infections
PROGRAMMES to ensure effective use of antibiotics can halve the number of hospital infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria.
Annual GDC renewal for dentists
ANNUAL GDC registration renewal for dentists has opened with a final deadline of 31 December.
Discontinuity of care linked to emergency admission risk
A LACK of continuity in the primary care of patients over age 65 has been linked to a higher risk of emergency hospital admission, according to a new study.
Complaints handling processes risk doctors health
POOR processes and prolonged timescales in the investigation of GMC and other complaints against doctors are associated with decreased psychological welfare and increased defensive practice, according to a study published in BMJ Open.
Report medicine side effects, campaign urges
DOCTORS are being urged to report side effects from over-the-counter medicines in a new social media campaign from the Medicines Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
“Further improvement” in performance at GDC
THE General Dental Council has shown further improvement by meeting all but one of the 24 standards set down by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
“Bad apples” and other perpetrators behind professional misconduct
AN analysis of professional misconduct among health and care professionals by the Professional Standards Authority has found that not all perpetrators are simply "bad apples".
Male dentists "over-represented" in FtP cases
AN analysis of GDC data has found that male dental professionals were more likely to have been involved in a fitness to practise (FtP) cases than their female colleagues, as were older (over 30) registrants.
Fast-track for breakthrough treatments
A NEW fast-track route for introducing "breakthrough" medicines and technologies into the NHS has been announced by the Government.
Mouth Cancer Action Month returns
NOVEMBER is Mouth Cancer Action Month and the Oral Health Foundation is asking for support to “help save lives by raising vital awareness of mouth cancer”.