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Missed meningitis

...The letter of claim states that that the baby was exhibiting a considerable number of symptoms associated with meningitis and was discharged with a “dangerously high” heart rate...

  • 31 January 2022
  • Case study

Antibiotic cover

...It is alleged that had Ms G's concerns been properly heeded and antibiotic cover provided, she would have avoided unnecessary surgery and a hospital stay...

  • 31 January 2022
  • Case study

Disclosure of patient records

Knowing how to respond appropriately to different types of access requests poses an ongoing challenge for busy practices.

  • 31 January 2022
  • Risk alert

Hospital bed shortages reflect "deepening social care crisis"

NEARLY a third of patients in hospital for 21 days or more were fit for discharge as of the week 10-16 January 2022, according to figures from NHS England.

  • 28 January 2022
  • News

Survey suggests quarter of dental nurses unvaccinated

JUST over a quarter of dental nurses have not yet received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccination according to a survey conducted by the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN).

  • 28 January 2022
  • News

Funding boost for dental appointments

DENTAL practices in England are being given a £50 million funding boost in a bid to increase the number of appointments.

  • 28 January 2022
  • News

“Bleak” figures highlight access gap in NHS dentistry

JUST over half of registered patients (52.6 per cent) in Scotland had seen an NHS dentist within the last two years as of 30 September 2021, according to statistics highlighted by the Scottish BDA.

  • 28 January 2022
  • News

Practices reminded of mask rules

PRIMARY care practices are being reminded that face coverings must continue to be worn by staff and patients.

  • 24 January 2022
  • News

Urgent legal change needed to boost non-UK dentist registration

THERE is a “pressing need” for legal change to speed up the registration of dentists from outside the UK, the General Dental Council has said.

  • 21 January 2022
  • News

GMC decision makers to take account of pandemic pressures

UPDATED guidance for GMC decision makers assessing individual fitness to practise cases aims to ensure that the context of the pandemic is taken into account and decisions are “fair and proportionate to the circumstances".

  • 19 January 2022
  • News

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