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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.