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Survey reveals NHS dentistry at “tipping point”
A BBC survey has found that 90 per cent of NHS dental practices are not accepting new adult dental patients, and 80 per cent are not taking on children.
GDC fitness to practise report reveals ethnic disparity
A DISPROPORTIONATELY high number of fitness to practise concerns received by the General Dental Council (GDC) in 2021 were raised against Asian or Asian British dentists compared to their proportion of the total register.
How would you deal with the difficult situation of a patient making romantic advances? Risk adviser Kay Louise Grant offers advice on maintaining boundaries with patients.
...The claim alleges that Ms R should have been given specific warnings regarding the risk of a fractured tuberosity...
Patient buying medication online
...Dr A is advised that she should not let Mr G coerce her into prescribing medication that she does not believe is appropriate or serves his needs...
Steep 50-year rise in melanoma deaths among men
MELANOMA death rates among UK men have risen 219 per cent in the last 50 years, according to new analysis released by Cancer Research UK.
Long Covid action plan aims to reduce GP workload
PATIENTS with long Covid will have easier access to health tests as part of an action plan designed to reduce GP workloads.
'Go live' for online access to records in England now 1 November
NHS England has confirmed that 1 November 2022 is now the date patients at practices in England using TPP and EMIS systems will be granted automatic access to their prospective (future) records online.
GMC to lose right to appeal tribunal decisions
THE General Medical Council is to lose its right to appeal decisions by medical practitioners tribunals in 2023.
GMC warning on burnout among trainee doctors
POST-PANDEMIC NHS backlogs threaten the health and wellbeing of thousands of doctors, as well as their patients, the General Medical Council (GMC) has warned in a report from its annual national training survey.