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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.

  • 12 February 2018
  • News

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.

  • 12 February 2018
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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.

  • 30 January 2018
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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.

  • 30 January 2018
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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.

  • 30 January 2018
  • News

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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