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Dental prevention pilot proves successful
A SCHEME for prevention-focused dental care piloted in 73 practices in England has led to “reduced or maintained levels” of tooth decay in 90 per cent of patients, according to a Government evaluation.
NHS patient app due for December release
NHS patients in England will be able to access their GP record and book appointments using a free app from December 2018.
Marx medical manslaughter review invites written evidence
A GMC working group looking into gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide in the medical profession in Scotland has invited written submissions as the latest stage of its review.
Mixed review for NHS in global comparison
A GLOBAL comparison of healthcare systems has found that that NHS performs worse than average in the treatment of eight out of the 12 most common causes of death – but provides unusually good financial protection to the public from the consequences of ill health.
Poor dental health among London homeless
AROUND 70 per cent of homeless people surveyed in London have reported losing teeth since becoming homeless, with 15 per cent having to resort to self-extraction.
Scotland promises faster access to new treatments for rare diseases
PATIENTS in Scotland with very rare diseases will get faster access to new treatments following a revised decision-making process on approving clinical effectiveness.
New dental amalgam restrictions come into effect
NEW regulations on the use of dental amalgam in treatment come into effect from 1 July.
Occupational health for dental staff in Scotland
A NEW occupational health service for dentists and dental practice staff in Scotland is now accessible as of 1 June 2018.
Clear guidance needed on gross negligence manslaughter
A POLICY review has called for the establishment of a working group to set out a “clear explanatory statement” of the law on gross negligence manslaughter.
Rise in emergency readmissions for “preventable” conditions
EMERGENCY hospital readmissions for "potentially preventable" conditions have risen by 41 per cent in the last seven years, according to analysis from the Nuffield Trust.