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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.

  • 19 December 2019
  • News

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.

  • 19 December 2019
  • News

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.

  • 19 December 2019
  • News

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.

  • 16 December 2019
  • News

GDC introduces application fees

THE GDC will be introducing registration application fees from 1 January 2020.

  • 12 December 2019
  • News

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.

  • 12 December 2019
  • News

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?

  • 27 November 2019
  • Risk articles

Emergency treatment

...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...

  • 27 November 2019
  • Case study

Empathy lacking

...Ms W found the entire process "completely dehumanising", with staff referring to her within earshot as the "gynae"...

  • 27 November 2019
  • Case study

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.

  • 27 November 2019
  • News

New member feature

MDDUS strives to make your life easier; you can now notify us of involvement in a potential claim or other matter by logging into your account and completing the contact form