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Call for “dental revolution” in care homes
CALLS have been made for a “dental revolution” in care homes in England after a survey found more than half do not have oral health plans in place for residents.
Inpatient satisfaction high but improvement has stalled
MOST inpatients in hospitals in England have confidence and trust in the doctors and nurses treating them but overall improvement has stalled, according to findings from an annual CQC survey.
Scotland publishes action plan on restricting dental amalgam
AN action plan to reduce the use of dental amalgam has been published by Scottish Government as part of a UK-wide response to an EU directive reducing mercury in the environment.
Wrong-site blocks no longer regarded as “never events”
DENTISTS in England will no longer have to report giving a local anaesthetic at the wrong-site as a "never event", after lobbying by the BDA.
Substandard RCT alleged
...Dr N is alleged to have failed to clean/fill the patient’s root canals at UR8 to an appropriate standard and had to ask for help during the treatment...
Burnout is also a patient safety issue
THERE is well-established evidence of a causal relationship between reduced wellbeing of clinicians and patient safety risks within secondary care – and a recent study suggests the same is true in primary care.
Campaign to support reflective practice
NEW guidance and resources have been published in a bid to encourage doctors, dentists and other clinicians to take part in reflective practice.
DCPs urged by GDC to renew now
DENTAL care professionals (DCPs) in the UK have until 31 July 2019 to complete their annual renewal in order to remain on the GDC register.