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One in five Americans experienced medical errors
A SURVEY of 2,536 US adults found that, although the large majority of Americans have reported positive healthcare experiences, 21 per cent report having personally experienced a medical error.
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”.
Support materials for enhanced dental CPD
A SERIES of guidance documents and templates for dental professionals in support of enhanced continued professional development (ECPD) have been published on the GDC website.
Dental services in England rate highly
A NEW report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has revealed that nearly nine out of 10 dental practices in England inspected by the regulator have complied with all five of its key standards.
Antibiotic resistance now common in UTIs
ONE in three urinary tract infection samples showed resistance to the antibiotic trimethoprim in a recent analysis.
Early cancer diagnosis avoids need for chemotherapy
CANCER patients diagnosed at stage 1 are five times more likely to have surgical treatment than those diagnosed at stage 4, avoiding the need for chemotherapy, according to new figures.
Doctors should not be “health tourism police”
DOCTORS should not be used to police new laws requiring non-EU patients to pay for NHS hospital treatment in England, the Royal College of GPs has said.
New guidance on dementia-friendly dentistry
NEW guidelines have been published to help dentists provide better care for patients with dementia.
Consultation on organ donation opt-out
PLANS for an organ donation opt-out system in England are to be put out to consultation by the government.
Longer GP hours does not reduce A&E visits
THERE is “no direct correlation” between longer GP opening hours and patient attendance at A&E, according to a new study.