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Health staff still avoiding flu jab

JUST under 60 per cent of NHS staff in England had been vaccinated by mid-January despite urgings by Government.

  • 24 January 2018
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Warning on drug-name confusion

DOCTORS are being urged to take particular care when prescribing or dispensing medicines that could be confused with others because they either sound or look alike.

  • 15 January 2018
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Stark figures on child tooth decay prompts call to action

NEARLY 43,000 hospital operations were undertaken to remove teeth in teenagers and children last year – equating to 170 a day – according to new figures highlighted by the Local Government Association (LGA) in England.

  • 15 January 2018
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Free dental toolkit to support parents

A FREE toolkit for dentists to help make parents more aware of how to look after their children's teeth is available from Public Health England.

  • 09 January 2018
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New dental implant standards due in 2018

NEW national standards on implant dentistry will be published next year by the Faculty of General Dental Practice UK.

  • 13 December 2017
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Breast cancer risk trebled for women with gum disease

WOMEN who suffer from gum disease are up to three times more likely to develop breast cancer, new research suggests.

  • 13 December 2017
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Children’s oral health conference

A ONE day conference to discuss issues and explore effective approaches in helping to encourage positive oral health in children will be held on 25 January at the Museum of London.

  • 28 November 2017
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Effective antibiotic use can halve superbug infections

PROGRAMMES to ensure effective use of antibiotics can halve the number of hospital infections caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria.

  • 24 November 2017
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Annual GDC renewal for dentists

ANNUAL GDC registration renewal for dentists has opened with a final deadline of 31 December.

  • 23 November 2017
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“Further improvement” in performance at GDC

THE General Dental Council has shown further improvement by meeting all but one of the 24 standards set down by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

  • 10 November 2017
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