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GDC reduces annual retention fee

THE GDC has announced a reduction in its annual retention fee (ARF).

  • 14 October 2019
  • News

Deprivation link in addiction to prescription medicines

DEPENDENCE on prescription medicines is higher in areas of deprivation, according to a new review published by Public Health England.

  • 25 September 2019
  • News

E-cigarette use continues to rise in UK

VAPING has risen by 12.5 per cent with now 3.6 million users in the UK (7.1 per cent of the population) compared to 7.2 million smokers, according to statistics published by Action on Smoking and Health.

  • 25 September 2019
  • News

Patient warning on DIY orthodontics

A NATIONAL campaign to warn people about the dangers of DIY orthodontics will be launched this December by the Oral Health Foundation and the British Orthodontic Society (BOS).

  • 25 September 2019
  • News

Dental Complaints Service refers fewer cases

OVER 83 per cent fewer cases have been referred for fitness to practise procedures by the Dental Complaints Service (DCS) over the last four years, according a DCS performance review.

  • 19 September 2019
  • News

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.

  • 13 September 2019
  • News

UK cancer survival improves but lags 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.

  • 13 September 2019
  • News

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.

  • 29 August 2019
  • News

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.

  • 29 August 2019
  • News

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.

  • 16 August 2019
  • News