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Poor waiting time performance risks increased negligence claims
DECLINING waiting time performance in England for both elective and cancer treatment could lead to increasing future negligence claims, the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.
Call for action on postcode lottery of child dental decay
GOVERNMENT is being urged to tackle deep-seated oral health inequalities which have left young children in deprived parts of England more than five times more likely to face hospital dental extractions than the national average.
UK bottom of the list in oral health education
THE UK has been ranked at the bottom of a global league table according to how well schools educate children about their oral health.
NHS sees further drop in public satisfaction
PUBLIC satisfaction with the NHS has fallen to its lowest level since 2007, according to analysis of the 2018 British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey.
BDA warning on over-the-counter teeth-whitening kits
TEETH-WHITENING products sold over the counter are often either ineffective or could damage teeth, warns the British Dental Association.
GDC sets out revised principles for specialist listing
A CONSULTATION on the fundamental principles governing the GDC’s approach to specialist listing is now underway.
Improved wellbeing support for NHS staff
THE Government has set out a commitment to provide better mental health and wellbeing support to NHS staff in England, including a dedicated service giving confidential advice and help 24 hours a day.
Updated audit tool for dental antimicrobial prescribing
AN updated version of a dental antimicrobial prescribing self-audit tool has been published by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) and British Dental Association to coincide with the launch of the government’s 5-Year Action Plan and 20-Year Vision for reducing antimicrobial resistance.
Alzheimer’s link shows oral health not “optional extra”
A KEY pathogen in gum disease has been identified in the brain of Alzheimer’s disease patients and has been implicated in the development of the condition.
Government launches action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance
A NEW government plan aims to cut drug-resistant microbial infections by 10 per cent before 2025.