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Report highlights electronic prescribing risks

ELECTRONIC medication systems can put patient safety at risk if not properly implemented, according the findings of an investigation report by the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch (HSIB).

  • 30 October 2019
  • News

Dental faculty guidance goes online

KEY guidance for dentists and their teams has been made available for free online.

  • 28 October 2019
  • News

Mental health scheme for doctors and dentists extended

A SCHEME providing 24/7 mental health support to NHS doctors and dentists has been rolled out across England.

  • 23 October 2019
  • News

GDC reduces annual retention fee

THE GDC has announced a reduction in its annual retention fee (ARF).

  • 14 October 2019
  • News

Deprivation link in addiction to prescription medicines

DEPENDENCE on prescription medicines is higher in areas of deprivation, according to a new review published by Public Health England.

  • 25 September 2019
  • News

E-cigarette use continues to rise in UK

VAPING has risen by 12.5 per cent with now 3.6 million users in the UK (7.1 per cent of the population) compared to 7.2 million smokers, according to statistics published by Action on Smoking and Health.

  • 25 September 2019
  • News

Patient warning on DIY orthodontics

A NATIONAL campaign to warn people about the dangers of DIY orthodontics will be launched this December by the Oral Health Foundation and the British Orthodontic Society (BOS).

  • 25 September 2019
  • News

Dental Complaints Service refers fewer cases

OVER 83 per cent fewer cases have been referred for fitness to practise procedures by the Dental Complaints Service (DCS) over the last four years, according a DCS performance review.

  • 19 September 2019
  • News

GDC warning on “10-in-2” CPD rule

THE GDC is urging dentists to check that their CPD hours comply with the so-called "10-in-2" rule.

  • 13 September 2019
  • News

UK cancer survival improves but lags in international comparison

CANCER survival rates have improved but the UK still lags behind other high-income countries, according to a study published in Lancet Oncology.

  • 13 September 2019
  • News