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GDC reduces annual retention fee
THE GDC has announced a reduction in its annual retention fee (ARF).
E-cigarette use continues to rise in UK
VAPING has risen by 12.5 per cent with now 3.6 million users in the UK (7.1 per cent of the population) compared to 7.2 million smokers, according to statistics published by Action on Smoking and Health.
Deprivation link in addiction to prescription medicines
DEPENDENCE on prescription medicines is higher in areas of deprivation, according to a new review published by Public Health England.
Patient warning on DIY orthodontics
A NATIONAL campaign to warn people about the dangers of DIY orthodontics will be launched this December by the Oral Health Foundation and the British Orthodontic Society (BOS).
Dental Complaints Service refers fewer cases
OVER 83 per cent fewer cases have been referred for fitness to practise procedures by the Dental Complaints Service (DCS) over the last four years, according a DCS performance review.
UK cancer survival improves but lags in international comparison
CANCER survival rates have improved but the UK still lags behind other high-income countries, according to a study published in Lancet Oncology.
GDC warning on “10-in-2” CPD rule
THE GDC is urging dentists to check that their CPD hours comply with the so-called "10-in-2" rule.
Nearly a quarter fewer cigarettes smoked in England
AROUND 1.4 billion fewer cigarettes are being smoked in England every year, according to new research funded by Cancer Research UK.
Government looks to AI to improve NHS efficiency
A NEW National Artificial Intelligence Lab will be established to work on some of the biggest challenges in healthcare, including earlier cancer detection, new dementia treatments and more personalised care, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced.
Call to make schools sugar-free
SCHOOLS in England should be encouraged to go sugar-free in a bid to tackle worrying levels of child tooth decay.