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Dentists needed for national survey of antibiotic prescribing
DENTISTS are being urged to participate in a new survey of antibiotic prescribing in dentistry.
Engagement crucial in fitness to practise complaints
PROPER engagement with the fitness to practise process is a crucial factor in outcome for doctors facing MPTS hearings, according to research conducted by the GMC.
GDC urged to focus more on preventing bad practice
MDDUS has welcomed the findings of a new public attitudes survey showing that one in five respondents want the GDC to focus on preventing bad practice rather than taking action after it occurs.
End “corridor care” in A&E, says College
CARING for people in A&E corridors cannot be allowed to continue as new figures show a direct link between overcrowding and patient harm.
GDC introduces application fees
THE GDC will be introducing registration application fees from 1 January 2020.
Quarter of cancer patients experiencing diagnostic delays
A QUARTER of all cancer patients in England have experienced avoidable delays in their diagnosis, according to a study conducted by Cancer Research UK.
Safe approach to handling racist abuse
ARE you expected to carry on treating a patient despite being racially abused or threatened? Can you refuse to treat such patients or have them transferred or removed from your list?
...The dentist points out that it was unfortunate that Mr V was ten minutes late for a 15-minute appointment slot, leaving only five minutes for assessment and treatment...
...Ms W found the entire process "completely dehumanising", with staff referring to her within earshot as the "gynae"...
Four million fail to get dental care
AS many as four million adults across England face problems in accessing NHS dental care, according to new analysis from the British Dental Association.