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HIV disclosure

...In a routine consultation a few weeks later Mr K informs the GP that he is now having regular sex with his wife but is using barrier protection...

  • 28 February 2020
  • Case study

High smile

...The letter alleges that not only was the crown lengthening treatment inappropriate but the dentist also failed to inform Mr B of the benefit-versus-risk involved in the procedure...

  • 28 February 2020
  • Case study

Are you ready for online patient access to medical records?

THE new GP contract in England commits to all patients having online access to their full record by April 2020. The rest of the UK is not far behind. Is your practice ready?

  • 28 February 2020
  • Risk alert

Coronavirus guidance for dental practices

NHS England has published a document setting out standard operating procedures for dental practices dealing with potential novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infectious disease.

  • 28 February 2020
  • News

Wrong-site block no longer a 'never event'

THE FGDP(UK) has confirmed that wrong site intra-oral block has now been removed from NHS England’s list of 'never events'.

  • 28 February 2020
  • News

Dental practices reminded on SNOMED CT

ALL electronic systems used in the provision of NHS services are expected to employ the terminology SNOMED CT as of 1 April 2020 – and this includes dental practices.

  • 27 February 2020
  • News

Levelling up needed to counter health inequality

IMPROVEMENTS to life expectancy in England have stalled and, for the poorest 10 per cent of women, have declined over the last decade, according to a report commissioned by the Health Foundation.

  • 27 February 2020
  • News

Growing support for assisted dying among GPs

A SURVEY carried out by The Royal College of General Practitioners shows growing support among GPs for a change in the law on assisted dying.

  • 26 February 2020
  • News

Scotland acts to make coronavirus notifiable

NEW regulations have come into effect in Scotland making coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a notifiable disease and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2019 (SARS-CoV-2) a notifiable organism.

  • 24 February 2020
  • News

GDC fires warning shot on DIY braces

COMPANIES offering so-called do-it-yourself braces over the internet have been warned by the General Dental Council that they could face prosecution for illegal practice.

  • 24 February 2020
  • News

New member feature

MDDUS strives to make your life easier; you can now notify us of involvement in a potential claim or other matter by logging into your account and completing the contact form