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SNOMED CT reminder for dental practices

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.

  • 27 November 2019
  • News

Emergency treatment

...The dentist points out that it was unfortunate that Mr V was ten minutes late for a 15-minute appointment slot, leaving only five minutes for assessment and treatment...

  • 27 November 2019
  • Case study

Empathy lacking

...Ms W found the entire process "completely dehumanising", with staff referring to her within earshot as the "gynae"...

  • 27 November 2019
  • Case study

NHS facing bleak winter

THE NHS in England could be facing “one of the bleakest winters” on record given current performance statistics, says the Nuffield Trust.

  • 26 November 2019
  • News

Opposition to scrapping GP home visits

THE RCGP has opposed the scrapping of home visits in England after GPs voted to remove the duty from their standard contract at a recent LMC meeting.

  • 26 November 2019
  • News

New guidance for expert witnesses

DOCTORS who plan to serve as expert witnesses should first undergo medicolegal training, according to new guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

  • 25 November 2019
  • News

Clampdown on drug driving

NEW driving laws in Scotland take a zero tolerance approach to illegal drugs.

  • 19 November 2019
  • News

Understaffing threatens patient safety, say health leaders

NINETY per cent of health leaders believe that understaffing is putting patient safety and care at risk, according to a new survey by NHS Confederation.

  • 19 November 2019
  • News

New guidance on remote prescribing

NEW guidance on remote consulting and prescribing has been published by 13 healthcare organisations.

  • 13 November 2019
  • News

Doctors taking part in protests

THE GMC recently addressed the issue of doctors taking part in political protest actions and the professional implications.

  • 30 October 2019
  • News