GDC moves to clear registration backlog
DELAYS in processing registration applications to the General Dental Council have been almost fully resolved, the regulator has confirmed.
CQC cuts back on inspections in response to “winter pressures”
THE Care Quality Commission has announced details of how it will adjust its regulatory activity in England for the rest of winter to help increase capacity in both adult social care and the NHS.
MDDUS call to members - send us your photos
MDDUS is asking members to share photos of where they live so we can share them on our social media.
Direct access opened to dental therapists and hygienists
DENTAL therapists and hygienists can now provide direct access to NHS care, NHS England has said.
NHS England sees small drop in hospital waiting lists
THE total number of people waiting for consultant-led NHS hospital treatment has fallen for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, with 7.19 million on the list in November 2022 compared to 7.21 million in October.
Life-threatening emergencies prioritised on strike days
NHS England has confirmed that on strike days ambulance services will prioritise clinically urgent cases.
Case file: Infective endocarditis risk
...Dr C asks for advice on antibiotic prophylaxis and whether this should be prescribed by a cardiologist or the patient's GP...
Altering clinical records – do’s and don’ts
Clinical records should be made contemporaneously - but there are occasions when it's reasonable to alter an existing record
Over a quarter of adults obese in England
AROUND a quarter of adults in England were classed as obese in 2021, according to the latest Health Survey for England published by NHS Digital.
Nearly half of global population neglecting oral healthcare
AN estimated 3.5 billion people suffer from oral diseases worldwide, with three out of four affected living in low and middle-income countries, says the World Health Organization (WHO).