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Pharmacists given access to emergency care summary
PHARMACISTS in Scotland have been granted access to key patient information contained in the emergency care summary (ECS).
MDDUS slashes dental membership costs
SUBSCRIPTION rates for dentists have been cut by as much as 75 per cent by MDDUS as clinicians are forced to down tools in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
BMJ awards ceremony cancelled
THE 2020 BMJ awards ceremony has been cancelled in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Concern over immunosuppressant skin medications
A STATEMENT from the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) has acknowledged concerns about COVID-19 risk among people taking medicines that affect the immune system, such as biologic therapies or immunosuppressants.
Action to protect general dental services in Scotland
CONTINGENCY measures have been put in place in Scotland to preserve the integrity of general dental services amidst potential disruption to service provision caused by the escalation of COVID-19 in Scotland.
BMA presses for clinician support in coronavirus outbreak
THE BMA has written to members stating that it is pressing UK governments to ensure supply of personal protective equipment [PPE] for both hospitals and general practice across the UK to protect doctors working amidst the coronavirus outbreak.
Joint statement on flexible response needed in coronavirus outbreak
A JOINT statement has been issued by the UK national chief medical officers and the GMC acknowledging that the coronavirus outbreak will require a flexible response which may entail healthcare professionals working in unfamiliar circumstances or surroundings, or in clinical areas outside “usual practice”.
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.