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GDC responds to proposals for regulatory reform
THE GDC has expressed concern that some aspects of Government proposals for a detailed, defined process to follow in fitness to practise investigations risks "locking regulators into a system which may work today but doesn’t have the adaptability it needs to respond to the needs of tomorrow".
Support for dental practices in Scotland to upgrade ventilation systems
DENTAL practices in Scotland are to be offered financial help to purchase, renew or upgrade ventilation equipment that meets the requirement of 10 air changes per hour.
NICE publishes guidance on shared decision-making
GUIDANCE on effective shared decision-making in healthcare has been published by NICE.
Consultation on mandatory Covid-19 vaccination for NHS staff
THE UK Government will launch a public consultation on whether or not to make Covid-19 and flu vaccination a condition of deployment in healthcare settings in England.
Brexit changes for dental contractors using human tissue
BREXIT has led to Human Tissue Authority (HTA) regulatory changes that could affect some UK dental providers.
Drop in cancer referrals in Wales
OVER 40 per cent of people in Wales experiencing possible cancer symptoms in the first wave of the pandemic did not contact their GP, according to a survey conducted by Cardiff University and Cancer Research UK.
Registration renewal deadline for DCPs
THE deadline for annual registration renewal for UK registered dental care professionals (DCPs) is 31 July 2020.
Hospital waiting list in England hits five million
NEW NHS figures show that the waiting list for hospital treatment in England has surpassed five million for the first time since records began in 2007.
Long Covid may be widespread
OVER two million people with Covid-19 in England are thought to have had one or more enduring symptoms, according to findings from Government-funded REACT-2 studies.
GP data programme postponed
PLANS to make GP practices in England share patient data for a government database have been pushed back by two months following concerns raised by healthcare leaders.