Access to NHS dental services widened in new reforms
DENTAL therapists will be able to accept NHS patients for the first time as part of a raft of new reforms designed to improve patient access in England.
NHS facing “greatest workforce crisis” in its history
A COMMITTEE of MPs has concluded that the NHS is facing the greatest workforce crisis in its history, with persistent understaffing posing a serious risk to staff and patient safety.
GDC shifts focus to prevention in new strategy
PREVENTING patient harm and promoting professionalism are the focus of the General Dental Council’s new three-year strategic plan.
GMC warning on burnout among trainee doctors
POST-PANDEMIC NHS backlogs threaten the health and wellbeing of thousands of doctors, as well as their patients, the General Medical Council (GMC) has warned in a report from its annual national training survey.
Tackling toxic health service cultures at heart of new GMC guidance
NEW duties could be placed on doctors to call out bullying and to tackle toxic workplace cultures.
Widespread racism risks exodus of doctors warns BMA
A BMA survey found that 84 per cent doctors who qualified overseas report having experienced racism in the last two years.
Staff shortages impacting cancer care
A 17 per cent shortfall of clinical oncologists and a 29 per cent shortfall of consultant radiologists contributed to an estimated 50,000 missed cancers in 2021 due to a backlog of care in the pandemic, says the Royal College of Radiologists.
New GDC hearing service launched
THE GDC has launched a Dental Professionals Hearing Service which is separate from its fitness to practise investigation and prosecution functions.
New resources published on clinician exclusion
NEW resources have been published to support those deciding whether to exclude a doctor or dentist from their workplace due to performance concerns.
Dental care professionals urged to check CPD record as deadline looms
DENTAL care professionals are being urged to check they have completed enough CPD hours ahead of the annual renewal deadline.