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Dental Complaints Service refers fewer cases
OVER 83 per cent fewer cases have been referred by the Dental Complaints Service (DCS) for fitness to practise procedures over the last four years, according a DCS performance review.
UK cancer survival improves but less so 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dental care for diabetics
A NEW commissioning standard on dental care for patients with diabetes has been published by NHS England and the office of the chief dental officer (CDO).
Free Dental Companion app
A NEW Dental Companion app has been launched by The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP), offering a convenient means of accessing evidence-based dental clinical guidance.
No-deal Brexit plans
HEALTH and social care staff in England have been sent details of ongoing preparations for a no-deal Brexit.
GP antibiotic prescribing reduced and more selective
ANTIBIOTIC prescribing by general medical practices in England has reduced and become more selective according to a study published on BMJ Open.