Safe telephone triage
Triage systems are now seen as crucial in managing the growing strain on primary care - but how can you ensure they are safe and effective?
Treatment cancellations cause major impact
A SURVEY of 1,084 people in England who have had NHS care either cancelled or postponed this year found that 39 per cent had experienced this two or more times, and 18 per cent on the day of or on arrival for an appointment.
NHS England plans for a challenging winter
NHS ENGLAND has set out preparations for a potentially challenging winter with plans for care ‘traffic control’ centres to speed up discharge, additional ambulance hours and extra hospital beds.
Case file: Right tooth, wrong patient
...the nurse called the next patient and only then did Dr G realise she had consulted the wrong referral letter and therefore extracted the wrong tooth...
Some children waiting over a year for dental extractions
A BBC report has revealed that children in some areas of England are waiting up to 18 months on average for teeth extractions under general anaesthetic.
Call for views on registration of internationally qualified dentists
A CONSULTATION on the registration of internationally qualified dentists and dental care professionals has been launched by the General Dental Council.
MDDUS celebrates Pride Month
Pride Month is a time to highlight our support for LGBTQ+ colleagues, members, friends and community by promoting LGBTQ+ rights and championing diversity and inclusion at MDDUS.
MDDUS responds to the Long Term Workforce Plan for NHS England
The long-term workforce plan for NHS England must not overlook today’s retention crisis
Case file: Bony infection
...It is alleged that the delayed referral resulted in Ms T having to undergo two debridement procedures...
Is it safe to apologise?
MDDUS advisers are often asked whether an apology to a patient amounts to an admission of guilt that can be used against you.