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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.

  • 10 January 2020
  • News

Dentists needed for national survey of antibiotic prescribing

DENTISTS are being urged to participate in a new survey of antibiotic prescribing in dentistry.

  • 19 December 2019
  • News

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.

  • 19 December 2019
  • News

GDC introduces application fees

THE GDC will be introducing registration application fees from 1 January 2020.

  • 12 December 2019
  • News

Early prevention best option in child tooth decay

A MAJOR three-year dental study of children has found no evidence to suggest that any one of three accepted treatment strategies was better than another in stopping pain and infection from ongoing decay in primary teeth.

  • 27 November 2019
  • News

Four million fail to get dental care

AS many as four million adults across England face problems in accessing NHS dental care, according to new analysis from the British Dental Association.

  • 27 November 2019
  • News

SNOMED CT reminder for dental practices

ALL electronic systems used in the provision of NHS services are expected to employ the terminology SNOMED CT as of 1 April 2020 – and this includes dental practices.

  • 27 November 2019
  • News

Clampdown on drug driving

NEW driving laws in Scotland take a zero tolerance approach to illegal drugs.

  • 19 November 2019
  • News

New guidance on remote prescribing

NEW guidance on remote consulting and prescribing has been published by 13 healthcare organisations.

  • 13 November 2019
  • News

Dental toolkit for safeguarding children who miss appointments

A NEW toolkit has been launched to support the safeguarding of children and young people who miss dental appointments.

  • 30 October 2019
  • News