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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.

  • 18 March 2020
  • News

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.

  • 18 March 2020
  • News

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”.

  • 13 March 2020
  • News

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'.

  • 28 February 2020
  • News

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.

  • 28 February 2020
  • News

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.

  • 27 February 2020
  • News

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.

  • 27 February 2020
  • News

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.

  • 26 February 2020
  • News

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.

  • 24 February 2020
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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).

  • 24 February 2020
  • News

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