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Emergency backlog

..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”...

  • 30 November 2021
  • Case study

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.

  • 30 November 2021
  • Risk alert

A statement of fact

...Dr C asks MDDUS how to go about writing a statement for a significant clinical incident investigation...

  • 30 November 2021
  • Case study

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should be offered to patients with depression in discussion with their healthcare professional, says NICE in new draft guidance.

  • 30 November 2021
  • News

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.

  • 30 November 2021
  • News

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).

  • 29 November 2021
  • News

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.

  • 29 November 2021
  • News

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.

  • 29 November 2021
  • News

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.

  • 25 November 2021
  • News

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.

  • 23 November 2021
  • News

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