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Communication key to dentists’ professionalism

GOOD communication is a key element of professionalism in dentistry, according to independent research commissioned by the General Dental Council.

  • 11 August 2020
  • News

Physicians express concern over treatment delays in pandemic

A SIGNIFICANT majority of physicians (60 per cent) are concerned for patients under their care who might have suffered harm or complications following diagnosis or treatment delays during the pandemic, according to a July survey conducted by the Royal College of Physicians London.

  • 05 August 2020
  • News

Sugar clampdown welcomed by dental leaders

PLANS to clamp down on the promotion of sugary foods have been welcomed by dental leaders.

  • 04 August 2020
  • News

NICE promotes flexible arrangements in elective and planned procedures during pandemic

NEW NICE guidance regarding elective treatment and diagnostic procedures promotes a balanced approach to risks associated with COVID-19 to avoid potential harm that could arise from delays.

  • 31 July 2020
  • News

Two-thirds of GP consultations conducted remotely by telephone or video

A SURVEY of 829 GPs conducted by the Royal College of GPs across the UK has found that that 61 per cent of GP appointments were conducted by telephone and four per cent online via video.

  • 31 July 2020
  • News

Dentists must use judgement in “unfamiliar territory”, GDC says

DENTISTS must use their professional judgement when reopening practices amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Dental Council has said.

  • 30 July 2020
  • News

NHS plan to boost wellbeing and slash red tape

A NEW NHS strategy aims to improve staff wellbeing and slash red tape.

  • 30 July 2020
  • News

Call to witness

Medical case study

  • 29 July 2020
  • Case study

Injection pain

Dental case study

  • 29 July 2020
  • Case study

Using chaperones in remote consultations

AN increasing proportion of consultations are being carried out remotely by video – but can healthcare professionals provide safe care to a patient requiring an intimate examination that would normally involve use of a chaperone?

  • 29 July 2020
  • Risk alert

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