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Caution urged over Skype consultations

DOCTORS considering consulting with patients via internet services such as Skype must be aware of potential pitfalls. 

  • 23 November 2012
  • News

UK dental care highly rated by patients

DENTAL treatment in the UK is well-explained, provides value for money and delivers high levels of satisfaction among patients, according to a new report. 

  • 20 November 2012
  • News

Doctors misjudge patient preferences

DOCTORS frequently misjudge patients’ preferences regarding treatment, according to research from the US and Wales. 

  • 20 November 2012
  • News

GPs not engaging with fit notes

DOCTORS are not using the ‘fit note’ system as intended, according to a survey of HR professionals. 

  • 16 November 2012
  • News

Be alert for oral cancer

FAILURE to spot intraoral malignancy can have serious repercussions for patients – and also dentists, says MDDUS dental adviser Rachael Bell. 

  • 16 November 2012
  • News

Poor communication sparks more complaints

INSINCERE apologies and poor communication are among the factors behind a rise in NHS complaints in England, according to the health service ombudsman. 

  • 12 November 2012
  • News

Don’t scrap the EWTD, juniors say

JUNIOR doctors’ leaders have spoken out in defence of the European Working Time Directive despite concerns over its impact on training and patient safety. 

  • 31 October 2012
  • News

Training crisis threatens department closures

FAILINGS in medical training could spark last-minute closures in hospital departments across Wales, it has been reported.

  • 30 October 2012
  • News

BDA calls for concerted action on tooth whitening

THE British Dental Association is calling on dentists, Trading Standard officials and the GDC to join forces to put an end to teeth whitening treatments being supplied illegally by non-qualified individuals. 

  • 30 October 2012
  • News

Quarter of bowel cancer diagnosed as emergency

OVER a quarter of bowel cancer patients in England are diagnosed at emergency admission to hospital, according to the National Bowel Cancer Audit. 

  • 29 October 2012
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