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Urgent improvement needed in NHS radiology systems

A REPORT calling for Government and hospital trusts to prioritise improvements to NHS radiology IT systems and alerts processes has been welcomed by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR).

  • 16 July 2021
  • News

CQC registration mandatory for remote orthodontic providers

THE Care Quality Commission has confirmed that remote orthodontic providers offering ‘direct-to-consumer’ treatments are required to be CQC registered in order to practise lawfully.

  • 12 July 2021
  • News

Mercury fears

...Mr K says he has been generally unwell since the filling was placed and is convinced that this is caused by ingesting mercury from the amalgam filling...

  • 30 June 2021
  • Case study

Working without professional registration

Renewing registration with your professional healthcare regulator is no trivial matter – without it you may be unable legally to do your job.

  • 30 June 2021
  • Risk alert

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".

  • 25 June 2021
  • News

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.

  • 25 June 2021
  • News

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.

  • 25 June 2021
  • News

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.

  • 24 June 2021
  • News

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.

  • 24 June 2021
  • News

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.

  • 24 June 2021
  • News