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GDC fires warning shot on DIY braces
COMPANIES offering so-called do-it-yourself braces over the internet have been warned by the General Dental Council that they could face prosecution for illegal practice.
Whistleblowing champions appointed in Scotland
NHS Scotland has appointed 19 whistleblowing champions to health boards across the country with the aim of creating a more honest and open workplace culture.
Illegal teeth whitening “running rampant” across UK
ILLEGAL teeth whitening is “running rampant” across the UK and the public must be alert to the risks.
Covid-19 patient management flowchart
A FLOW chart to help clinicians manage suspected cases of Covid-19 acute respiratory disease has been published by Public Health England (PHE).
ED performance in Scotland worst on record
EMERGENCY Departments across Scotland clocked the worst monthly four-hour performance on record in December 2019, according to figures released by Scottish Government.
GDC commitment to “right touch” regulation welcomed
A CONTINUED focus on "upstream regulation" is among key themes in a Costed Corporate Plan 2020 recently published by the GDC.
Stop tiptoeing around reform of personal injury compensation
MDDUS CEO Chris Kenny has challenged the Government to stop "tiptoeing around reform" and overhaul the way personal injury compensation is awarded in England and Wales.
Healthcare quality worse for the worse off
PEOPLE living in the most deprived areas of England experience a worse quality of NHS care and poorer health outcomes than people living in the least deprived areas, according to research undertaken by QualityWatch.
Time extension for dentists reported to GDC
DENTISTS who have been reported to the General Dental Council can apply for more time to prepare their comments under a new pilot scheme.
Hospitals need to demonstrate learning from mistakes
ANALYSIS by Healthwatch has shown that only 12 per cent of hospital trusts demonstrate compliance with the statutory regulations when it comes to reporting on patient complaints.