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GDC introduces application fees
THE GDC will be introducing registration application fees from 1 January 2020.
SNOMED CT reminder for dental practices
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.
Four million fail to get dental care
AS many as four million adults across England face problems in accessing NHS dental care, according to new analysis from the British Dental Association.
Early prevention best option in child tooth decay
A MAJOR three-year dental study of children has found no evidence to suggest that any one of three accepted treatment strategies was better than another in stopping pain and infection from ongoing decay in primary teeth.
NHS facing bleak winter
THE NHS in England could be facing “one of the bleakest winters” on record given current performance statistics, says the Nuffield Trust.
Opposition to scrapping GP home visits
THE RCGP has opposed the scrapping of home visits in England after GPs voted to remove the duty from their standard contract at a recent LMC meeting.
New guidance for expert witnesses
DOCTORS who plan to serve as expert witnesses should first undergo medicolegal training, according to new guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Clampdown on drug driving
NEW driving laws in Scotland take a zero tolerance approach to illegal drugs.
Understaffing threatens patient safety, say health leaders
NINETY per cent of health leaders believe that understaffing is putting patient safety and care at risk, according to a new survey by NHS Confederation.
New guidance on remote prescribing
NEW guidance on remote consulting and prescribing has been published by 13 healthcare organisations.