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Emergency dental treatment over festive period

THE GDC is reminding dentists to ensure patients are made aware of arrangements for emergency dental care over the festive period.

  • 18 December 2018
  • News

NHS fax machine ban

FAX machines are to be banned from the NHS in England in a bid to move to more secure hi-tech systems.

  • 18 December 2018
  • News

Missed opportunity on indemnity reform

PROPOSED government reform in the regulation of legal indemnity for doctors and dentists not in state-backed schemes will only add to cost and restrict choice, according to MDDUS.

  • 17 December 2018
  • News

GDC outlines changes to setting fees

A NEW approach to setting fees has been unveiled by the General Dental Council in a bid to move to a fairer, more transparent system.

  • 13 December 2018
  • News

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.

  • 13 December 2018
  • News

Annual GDC renewal reminder

ANNUAL GDC registration renewal for dentists has opened with a final deadline of 31 December.

  • 13 November 2018
  • News

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.

  • 13 November 2018
  • News

Doctors warned on using Google Translate in consultations

USING Google Translate in medical consultations risks introducing communication errors that could lead litigation, says MDDUS.

  • 12 November 2018
  • News

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)

  • 12 November 2018
  • News

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.

  • 12 November 2018
  • News