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Boost for pay and allowances
EMPLOYEES will receive boosts to key areas such as leave arrangements and holiday pay under new employment law changes.
Post-Brexit employment rights
EXISTING employment laws are expected to continue to apply in the UK until at least the end of 2020, the Government has said.
Joint statement on flexible response needed in coronavirus outbreak
A JOINT statement has been issued by the UK national chief medical officers and the GMC acknowledging that the coronavirus outbreak will require a flexible response which may entail healthcare professionals working in unfamiliar circumstances or surroundings, or in clinical areas outside “usual practice”.
Practices in England face the clock on online consultations
THE new GP contract in England calls for all practices to offer online consultations to patients by April 2020 and video consultations by April 2021. But what about the risks?
...In a routine consultation a few weeks later Mr K informs the GP that he is now having regular sex with his wife but is using barrier protection...
...The letter alleges that not only was the crown lengthening treatment inappropriate but the dentist also failed to inform Mr B of the benefit-versus-risk involved in the procedure...
Are you ready for online patient access to medical records?
THE new GP contract in England commits to all patients having online access to their full record by April 2020. The rest of the UK is not far behind. Is your practice ready?
Coronavirus guidance for dental practices
NHS England has published a document setting out standard operating procedures for dental practices dealing with potential novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infectious disease.
Wrong-site block no longer a 'never event'
THE FGDP(UK) has confirmed that wrong site intra-oral block has now been removed from NHS England’s list of 'never events'.
Dental practices reminded on SNOMED CT
ALL electronic systems used in the provision of NHS services are expected to employ the terminology SNOMED CT as of 1 April 2020 – and this includes dental practices.