Scope of practice not just a prescribed list of tasks, says GDC
A NEW consultation on the revision of existing scope of practice guidance has been launched by the General Dental Council with the aim of making it “less prescriptive and more adaptable”.
GMC campaign to tackle bias in its work
A NUMBER of changes are being made to reduce the risk of bias in the way the General Medical Council operates.
Enduring Covid concern reflected in NHS web visits
CORONAVIRUS and Long Covid topped the list of most visited NHS condition-related web pages in 2022, although visits to monkeypox, scarlet fever and chickenpox pages saw sharp increases.
Revised launch date for revamped HSIB
ESTABLISHMENT of the Health Services Safety Investigations Body (HSSIB) and the Maternity and Newborn Safety Investigations Special Health Authority (MNSI) will be delayed for six months.
NHS England looks to virtual wards to help ease pressure on emergency care
UP to 50,000 people a month to be supported by clinicians at home in “high-tech virtual wards” as part of NHS England plans for urgent and emergency care.
Clarity on dual registration for oral and maxillofacial surgeons
CLEARER guidance has been published for oral and maxillofacial surgeons explaining when they need to be registered with both the medical and dental regulators.
NHS England publishes blueprint to ease pressure on urgent services
NHS 111 will offer enhanced access to specialist paediatric advice for children and urgent mental health support, according to an NHS England "blueprint" to ease pressure on urgent and emergency care services.
Black women in England more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage cancer
BLACK women from Caribbean and African backgrounds are more likely to be diagnosed with certain types of cancer at later stages when treatment is less likely to be successful, according to a study by Cancer Research UK and NHS Digital.
New website for prescribing in dentistry
DENTISTS can now access the latest guidance on drug prescribing in primary care dental practice on a new website.
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.