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Stark figures on child tooth decay prompts call to action
NEARLY 43,000 hospital operations were undertaken to remove teeth in teenagers and children last year – equating to 170 a day – according to new figures highlighted by the Local Government Association (LGA) in England.
Staff fatigue jeopardising patient safety
DOCTORS working long hours with excessive workloads resulting in lack of sleep is compromising patient safety, according to a new BMA briefing report.
GDC renewal deadline for dentists now passed
THE deadline for dentists to renew GDC registration has now passed and the regulator is advising those who have not registered to urgently complete the restoration process.
Online GP providers to be required to display ratings
INDEPENDENT doctors offering primary care online will now be rated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and required to display inspection ratings so patients can clearly see safety standards.
New guidelines on fertility preservation also address transfolk
NEW guidelines on fertility preservation for people assigned female at birth have been published by the British Fertility Society (BFS).
Free dental toolkit to support parents
A FREE toolkit for dentists to help make parents more aware of how to look after their children's teeth is available from Public Health England.