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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.
Poll - providing constructive feedback
Cast your vote in our poll to find out how many teams regularly provide constructive feedback to each other
Quiz - leadership skills
Take our quick quiz and test your knowledge on leadership skills
December A&E performance worst on record
DECEMBER 2019 saw the worst performance on record for A&E waiting times in England with 79.8 per cent of patients cared for within the target four hours.
...The letter claims that Dr P failed prior to sedation to double-check with Ms T the tooth requiring extraction...
Data concerns when texting patients
TEXT messaging patients has become almost routine in healthcare today but robust processes are still needed to monitor and control both message content and intent, as well as protect patient confidentiality.
Dentists needed for national survey of antibiotic prescribing
DENTISTS are being urged to participate in a new survey of antibiotic prescribing in dentistry.
GDC urged to focus more on preventing bad practice
MDDUS has welcomed the findings of a new public attitudes survey showing that one in five respondents want the GDC to focus on preventing bad practice rather than taking action after it occurs.
GDC introduces application fees
THE GDC will be introducing registration application fees from 1 January 2020.