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Review of charities promoting complementary medicine
COMPLEMENTARY and alternative medicine (CAM) organisations that claim to treat or cure a disease or condition will need to provide appropriate scientific evidence in order to qualify for charitable status.
Annual GDC renewal reminder
ANNUAL GDC registration renewal for dentists has opened with a final deadline of 31 December.
Report highlights significant unawareness of oral cancer
OVER 8,300 new cases of oral cancer are now diagnosed in UK adults each year, representing a 49 per cent increase over the last decade according to a new report by the Oral Health Foundation.
Doctors warned on using Google Translate in consultations
USING Google Translate in medical consultations risks introducing communication errors that could lead litigation, says MDDUS.
Reduction in antibiotic prescribing by dentists
DENTAL practices in England dispensed nearly a quarter fewer prescriptions for antibiotics in 2017 compared to 2013, according to figures published by the English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR)
New plans to address violence against NHS staff
MORE than 15 per cent of NHS employees have experienced violence from patients, their relatives or the public in the last 12 months – the highest figure for five years – according to the most recent NHS staff survey.
Cost of bullying in NHS England estimated at £2.28 billion
BULLYING and harassment in the NHS in England costs the UK taxpayer an estimated £2.28 billion per year according to a new study.
Consent process suffers under pressure says GMC
HEAVY workloads among doctors are impacting the consent process and undermining the doctor-relationship, according to the GMC.
Serious dental decay in children may indicate neglect
DENTAL decay requiring hospital care could be a sign that a child is suffering neglect according to a study published in the BDJ.
Nearly 400,000 dental patients consulting GPs
A NEW qualitative report has examined the reasons why an estimated 380,000 people in the UK consult GPs for dental problems each year.