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Survey reveals "deepening crisis" in access to NHS dental care in England
A SURVEY of adults in England has revealed that 41 per cent of respondents found it difficult to book an NHS dental appointment and 24 per cent said they had to pay privately to get all their required treatment.
Backlog in child tooth extractions
DENTAL extractions performed on decayed teeth in children aged 0-19 reduced by over half between 2019/20 and 2020/21 despite no change in demand.
GMC appoints new chair
DAME Carrie MacEwen has been appointed chair of the General Medical Council (GMC) by the Privy Council.
Cancer diagnosis target in England unmet'
OVER 65,000 people in England wait longer than 28 days to find out whether they have cancer each month, according to estimates by Cancer Research UK.
...The letter claims that had Mr U been referred to hospital he would have undergone an MRI scan which would have identified a paracentral disc protrusion compressing the cauda equina...
...Mr M posts a review on a local online directory commenting that Dr S is “incompetent and rude” and that he struggled to extract his tooth...
Recording telephone consultations with patients
Organisations often now record telephone calls to monitor quality control and for training purposes. But do you adequately inform patients of this – and what about data protection?
NHS dental treatments in Scotland below pre-pandemic levels
DENTAL contacts and treatments in Scotland have not yet fully recovered to pre-pandemic levels, according to a report from Public Health Scotland.
Mental health of Welsh dentists worsens
THE mental health of dentists in Wales further declined towards the end of 2021, as increasing admin tasks forced most clinicians to work without proper breaks.
Tackling toxic health service cultures at heart of new GMC guidance
NEW duties could be placed on doctors to call out bullying and to tackle toxic workplace cultures.