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Consent process suffers under pressure says GMC
HEAVY workloads among doctors are impacting the consent process and undermining the doctor-relationship, according to the GMC.
Serious dental decay in children may indicate neglect
DENTAL decay requiring hospital care could be a sign that a child is suffering neglect according to a study published in the BDJ.
Nearly 400,000 dental patients consulting GPs
A NEW qualitative report has examined the reasons why an estimated 380,000 people in the UK consult GPs for dental problems each year.
Essential guide for implant dentists
DENTISTS who carry out implant work can benefit from a new guide which offers practical advice on the latest developments in the field.
Dentists ‘should be proud’ of inspection improvements
IMPROVEMENTS in dental practices inspected by the Care Quality Commission “should make the profession proud”, the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners (FGDP UK) has said.
Guidance on global classification system of periodontal and peri-implant diseases
AN implementation plan for a new global classification system of periodontal and peri-implant diseases and conditions has been devised by a working group of the British Society of Periodontology (BSP).
GPs should routinely ask about herbal and supplement use
A STUDY of adults over age 65 found that 34 per cent were taking herbal medicinal products (HMPs) or dietary supplements concurrently with prescription medicines and 33 per cent of those were at risk of potential adverse drug interactions.
Mixed success in reducing child tooth decay
HOSPITAL admissions in England for tooth decay in children aged 5-9 have increased for the second consecutive year but have dropped among ages 1-4 years and 10-14 years.
Clarity on antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis
NEW implementation advice on antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis aims to clarify the "non-routine circumstances" in which such treatment might be justified.
NICE guidance on antibiotic treatment of cough
ANTIBIOTICS should not be administered as first-line treatment for cough, according to new draft guidance by NICE and Public Health England.