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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.
High antibiotic prescribing correlated to general prescribing
GP practices prescribing high levels of antibiotics tend also to prescribe more medicines in general, according to a study published in the British Journal of General Practice.
Clinical trial for cancer breath test
A CLINICAL trial has begun on a breath test to detect certain cancers at an early stage.
NHS staff struggle with volume of safety guidance
A REPORT looking at 'never events' in 18 hospital trusts in England found that staff struggle to cope with large volumes of safety guidance, with little time and space to implement guidance effectively.
GMC calls for action on impending workforce crisis
A SURVEY by the GMC has revealed that 21 per cent of 45 to 54-year-old doctors and two-thirds of 55–64 year olds intend to take early retirement by 2021, presaging a workforce crisis that could be compounded by Brexit.
CPD deadline approaching for 6,000 dentists
NEARLY 6,000 dentists are due to complete their five-year CPD cycle and must submit an end-of-cycle statement to the GDC no later than 28 January 2019 – but those wishing to apply for a "grace period" must do so by 31 December.