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Enhanced CPD for dentists
DENTISTS will be required to complete a personal development plan as part of a new enhanced continuing professional development scheme, the General Dental Council has announced.
Call to address mistrust of evidence base in medication decisions
A SURVEY conducted on behalf of the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) has found that only 37 per cent of the public trust evidence derived from medical research when deciding to take or refuse medication, as compared to 65 per cent who trust the experiences of friends and family.
GDC renewal reminder for DCPs
THE GDC is reminding all dental care professionals (DCPs) that they must renew their registration before midnight 31 July 2017.
Increased GI bleed risk in elderly with regular aspirin use
DAILY use of aspirin to prevent blood clots in elderly patients over age 75 leads to an increased risk of serious or fatal internal bleeding, according to research published in the Lancet
New quality standard on oral health in care homes
NICE has published a new quality standard covering oral health for adults in care homes.
Too few dental visits for toddlers
Around 80 per cent of one to two year olds in England did not visit an NHS dentist in the last year despite the fact that dental care for children is free.
Emergency sepsis care improving
AN audit of sepsis care has shown improvement in the proportion of patients receiving basic interventions within the first hour of arriving at emergency departments.
Hot weather increases risk of surgical site infections
PATIENTS are more susceptible to surgical site infections during the summer than in the winter, according to new research.
New evidence on health burden of ageing population
THE number of people aged over 65 years needing healthcare is expected to increase by 25 per cent over the 2015 figure – possibly reaching 2.8 million by 2025 in England and Wales.
Thousands of undiagnosed AF patients at risk of stroke
UP to a half million people in the UK could be unaware that they have atrial fibrillation (AF), which dramatically increases risk of stroke, according to new estimates released by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).