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Duty of candour reaffirmed
SENIOR healthcare officials in Scottish Government have reaffirmed the need for all health and social care staff to be able to “reflect safely and openly” when things go wrong – this is light of the recent High Court judgment in the case of Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.
HPV vaccination for men having sex with men
A NATIONWIDE HPV vaccination programme for men aged 45 or younger who have sex with other men will be introduced in England.
Lawyers targeting the NHS banned from hospitals in England
LAW firms and “claims management” companies who encourage patients to sue the NHS will no longer be provided office or advertising space in NHS hospital in England.
Plan to tackle oral health inequality in Scotland
SCOTTISH Government has launched a new improvement plan aiming to prevent poor oral health, cut oral health inequalities and address the dental needs of an ageing population.
Deadline looms for IRR17 compliance
ALL dental practices must be re-registered with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) by 5th February 2018 to be in compliance with changes to legislation relating to radiation protection, including a new HSE notification process.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.