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TB rates higher than Rwanda or Iraq in some London boroughs
SOME London boroughs have tuberculosis rates as high as 113 per 100,000 – significantly higher than levels in countries such as Rwanda, Iraq and Guatemala.
Audit reminder for Scottish dentists
A NUMBER of key clinical audit deadlines are approaching for primary care dentists in Scotland.
More urgent referrals linked to lower cancer mortality
GP PRACTICES with a low propensity to use urgent two-week referral pathways for patients with suspected cancer had higher mortality rates for the disease according to a study published in the BMJ.
Dentists have role to play in detecting dementia
DENTISTS may have an important role to play in helping to detect the early signs of dementia in patients, according to the British Dental Health Foundation.
Duty of candour guidance for dentists
DENTISTS must be open and honest with patients when things go wrong and apologise as soon as possible, according to new draft guidance from the General Dental Council.
Safety report highlights “unacceptable” care
THERE is significant variation in the quality of healthcare in England and an "unacceptable level of poor care", according to a new report from the Care Quality Commission.
Consultation on language checks for dentists
A CONSULTATION has been launched on a draft policy to introduce English language checks for dentists who want to work in the UK.
GMC announces new fees
A RANGE of extra fees for doctors will be introduced in 2016, the General Medical Council has announced.
Over a quarter of GP appointments avoidable
A NEW report has found that over 27 per cent of GP appointments could potentially be avoided if there was more coordinated working between GPs and hospitals, greater utilisation of primary care staff, more effective use of technology to streamline administrative burdens and wider system changes.
Dental practices confused over data protection, says report
CONFUSION exists over when a dentist is required to register with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) in compliance with the Data Protection Act, according to a recent report.