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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.

  • 24 November 2017
  • News

Annual GDC renewal for dentists

ANNUAL GDC registration renewal for dentists has opened with a final deadline of 31 December.

  • 23 November 2017
  • News

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.

  • 23 November 2017
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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.

  • 23 November 2017
  • News

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).

  • 22 November 2017
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“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).

  • 10 November 2017
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“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".

  • 08 November 2017
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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.

  • 08 November 2017
  • News

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.

  • 07 November 2017
  • News

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”.

  • 27 October 2017
  • News