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Dental Complaints Service refers fewer cases
OVER 83 per cent fewer cases have been referred by the Dental Complaints Service (DCS) for fitness to practise procedures over the last four years, according a DCS performance review.
A&E attendance highest among poor amidst growing strain on hospitals
TWICE as many patients in England attended A&E from the 10 per cent of the population living in the most deprived areas compared with the least deprived 10 per cent in 2018-19, according to figures released by NHS Digital.
UK cancer survival improves but less so in international comparison
CANCER survival rates have improved but the UK still lags behind other high-income countries, according to a study published in Lancet Oncology.
GDC warning on “10-in-2” CPD rule
THE GDC is urging dentists to check that their CPD hours comply with the so-called "10-in-2" rule.
Nearly a quarter fewer cigarettes smoked in England
AROUND 1.4 billion fewer cigarettes are being smoked in England every year, according to new research funded by Cancer Research UK.
Government looks to AI to improve NHS efficiency
A NEW National Artificial Intelligence Lab will be established to work on some of the biggest challenges in healthcare, including earlier cancer detection, new dementia treatments and more personalised care, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced.
Employer rating sites
WEBSITES that encourage employees to review a former (or current) workplace may be useful for job seekers – but for healthcare professionals there are risks in posting on such sites.
...The letter states that Dr K incorrectly attributed the patient’s ongoing jaw pain to an impacted LL8 and failed to investigate other potential causes...
...The practice receives a short angry note from Ms L complaining that Dr T had “manhandled” her son...
Call to make schools sugar-free
SCHOOLS in England should be encouraged to go sugar-free in a bid to tackle worrying levels of child tooth decay.