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Bid to shorten GDC fitness to practise process
PROPOSED changes could cut several weeks off the General Dental Council’s fitness to practise process.
Fit notes for mental health most common
MENTAL health and behavioural conditions were the most common "known" reasons for fit notes being issued by GPs in England between December 2014 and March 2017, according to new figures from NHS Digital.
New dental statistics prompt BDA demand for action
NEARLY 42 per cent of children in England are missing out on free dental care according to new statistics by NHS Digital.
Urgent dental problems in over-65s
AN estimated 1.8 million people aged 65 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have an urgent dental condition such as decay in untreated teeth, pain or oral sepsis according to a new report by The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons.
New dental tool to fight inappropriate prescribing
A NEW resource aims to reduce inappropriate dental prescribing by sharing data from across the UK.
Conflicts of interest statement for healthcare professionals
DOCTORS and dentists should refuse “all but the most trivial gifts” from patients, according to a joint statement on conflicts of interest.
Holistic dentistry conference
THE Faculty of General Dental Practice(UK) will be hosting a conference with the theme Holistic Dentistry – Putting the Mouth Back into the Body in November of this year.
Prescription purge urged by NHS England
A FORMAL public consultation is being launched in England on new guidelines calling for 18 treatments – including homeopathy and herbal treatments – costing taxpayers £141 million a year to generally not be prescribed.
Campaign to end bullying culture
A CAMPAIGN has been launched to tackle bullying in surgery and dentistry.
Whistleblowing helpline expanded
A WHISTLEBLOWING helpline designed to encourage NHS Scotland staff to raise safety concerns is to be expanded.