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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.
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.
Sugar clampdown welcomed by dental leaders
PLANS to clamp down on the promotion of sugary foods have been welcomed by dental leaders.
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.
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.
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.
NHS plan to boost wellbeing and slash red tape
A NEW NHS strategy aims to improve staff wellbeing and slash red tape.
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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?