Access to NHS dental services widened in new reforms
DENTAL therapists will be able to accept NHS patients for the first time as part of a raft of new reforms designed to improve patient access in England.
Tackling toxic health service cultures at heart of new GMC guidance
NEW duties could be placed on doctors to call out bullying and to tackle toxic workplace cultures.
Widespread racism risks exodus of doctors warns BMA
A BMA survey found that 84 per cent doctors who qualified overseas report having experienced racism in the last two years.
Staff shortages impacting cancer care
A 17 per cent shortfall of clinical oncologists and a 29 per cent shortfall of consultant radiologists contributed to an estimated 50,000 missed cancers in 2021 due to a backlog of care in the pandemic, says the Royal College of Radiologists.
New GDC hearing service launched
THE GDC has launched a Dental Professionals Hearing Service which is separate from its fitness to practise investigation and prosecution functions.
New resources published on clinician exclusion
NEW resources have been published to support those deciding whether to exclude a doctor or dentist from their workplace due to performance concerns.
Dental care professionals urged to check CPD record as deadline looms
DENTAL care professionals are being urged to check they have completed enough CPD hours ahead of the annual renewal deadline.
Dentists struggle to clear patient backlog
ONE in three dentists are struggling to clear the backlog of patients caused by the pandemic, the findings of a new survey reveal.
NHS good but could be better in shared decision making
A SURVEY of healthcare professionals found that 76 per cent regularly practise core elements of shared decision making with patients but 28 per cent found lack of time a barrier.
Urgent need to address exodus of GPs over next five years
NEARLY 19,000 GPs and trainees are expected to leave the profession over the next five years unless action is taken ease workload and workforce pressures, according to a survey by the Royal College of GPs.