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Viral risk to dermatologists exposed to surgical smoke

SMOKE extractors should be made available in all settings where dermatology surgery takes place to mitigate the risk of viral transmission of infections such as Covid-19 and HPV.

  • 10 March 2021
  • News

Bone loss

...It is alleged that Dr W neglected to secure informed consent for the procedure and failed to provide an adequate standard of treatment...

  • 26 February 2021
  • Case study

Concerned loved one

...David claims that Dr L disregarded his welfare power of attorney in regard to treatment decisions in the care of his father....

  • 26 February 2021
  • Case study

Treating colleagues

IT’S not uncommon to be asked by a colleague for healthcare advice or treatment but MDDUS advises leaving this to their own doctor or dentist.

  • 26 February 2021
  • Risk alert

GDC urges vaccine uptake

DENTAL staff are being urged by the GDC to get the coronavirus vaccine if they have not already.

  • 25 February 2021
  • News

NICE guidance on severe nausea in pregnancy

EXCESSIVE nausea affects up to 3.6 per cent of pregnant women and NICE has published draft guidance on treatment options.

  • 25 February 2021
  • News

HWF launches digital hub offering staff support and resources

A NEW bespoke digital platform has been launched by the Healthcare Workers’ Foundation (HWF) charity, providing healthcare staff access to a range of essential goods and services.

  • 25 February 2021
  • News

NHS expands mental health support for staff in England

FORTY mental health support hubs for NHS staff are to be opened across England in the coming weeks.

  • 25 February 2021
  • News

Covid-19 risks future dental inequality in Scotland

THE number of adults attending a dentist in Scotland in December 2020 was only 28 per cent of the 2018-19 monthly average and around 25 per cent for children, according to statistics published by Public Health Scotland.

  • 25 February 2021
  • News

Extracting wrong tooth no longer considered 'never event'

WRONG-SITE tooth extraction has been removed from the NHS England Never Events list in a move that has been welcomed by the The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP).

  • 25 February 2021
  • News