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Coronavirus guidance for dental practices
NHS England has published a document setting out standard operating procedures for dental practices dealing with potential novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infectious disease.
Wrong-site block no longer a 'never event'
THE FGDP(UK) has confirmed that wrong site intra-oral block has now been removed from NHS England’s list of 'never events'.
Dental practices reminded on SNOMED CT
ALL electronic systems used in the provision of NHS services are expected to employ the terminology SNOMED CT as of 1 April 2020 – and this includes dental practices.
Levelling up needed to counter health inequality
IMPROVEMENTS to life expectancy in England have stalled and, for the poorest 10 per cent of women, have declined over the last decade, according to a report commissioned by the Health Foundation.
Growing support for assisted dying among GPs
A SURVEY carried out by The Royal College of General Practitioners shows growing support among GPs for a change in the law on assisted dying.
Pharmacy referral service to prevent hospital readmission
HOSPITALS in England will be able to digitally refer newly discharged patients to community pharmacists for extra guidance around new prescribed medicines.
GDC fires warning shot on DIY braces
COMPANIES offering so-called do-it-yourself braces over the internet have been warned by the General Dental Council that they could face prosecution for illegal practice.
Whistleblowing champions appointed in Scotland
NHS Scotland has appointed 19 whistleblowing champions to health boards across the country with the aim of creating a more honest and open workplace culture.
Scotland acts to make coronavirus notifiable
NEW regulations have come into effect in Scotland making coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) a notifiable disease and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2019 (SARS-CoV-2) a notifiable organism.
Mumps cases highest in decade
MUMPS cases have risen to the highest level in a decade according to data published by Public Health England (PHE).