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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).
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.
...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...
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.