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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.
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”.
...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...
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'.
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.
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.
Levelling up needed to counter health inequality
IMPROVEMENTS to life expectancy in England have stalled and, for the poorest 10 per cent of women, have declined over the last decade, according to a report commissioned by the Health Foundation.
Whistleblowing champions appointed in Scotland
NHS Scotland has appointed 19 whistleblowing champions to health boards across the country with the aim of creating a more honest and open workplace culture.
GDC fires warning shot on DIY braces
COMPANIES offering so-called do-it-yourself braces over the internet have been warned by the General Dental Council that they could face prosecution for illegal practice.
Illegal teeth whitening “running rampant” across UK
ILLEGAL teeth whitening is “running rampant” across the UK and the public must be alert to the risks.