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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clampdown on drug driving
NEW driving laws in Scotland take a zero tolerance approach to illegal drugs.
New guidance on remote prescribing
NEW guidance on remote consulting and prescribing has been published by 13 healthcare organisations.
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.