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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.
Early prevention best option in child tooth decay
A MAJOR three-year dental study of children has found no evidence to suggest that any one of three accepted treatment strategies was better than another in stopping pain and infection from ongoing decay in primary teeth.
...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...
Clampdown on drug driving
NEW driving laws in Scotland take a zero tolerance approach to illegal drugs.
New guidance on remote prescribing
NEW guidance on remote consulting and prescribing has been published by 13 healthcare organisations.
Dental toolkit for safeguarding children who miss appointments
A NEW toolkit has been launched to support the safeguarding of children and young people who miss dental appointments.
Report highlights electronic prescribing risks
ELECTRONIC medication systems can put patient safety at risk if not properly implemented, according the findings of an investigation report by the Healthcare Safety Investigations Branch (HSIB).
...It is alleged that Dr L did not provide the full range of options and misled Mr K in an attempt to “upsell” more expensive treatment...
Dental faculty guidance goes online
KEY guidance for dentists and their teams has been made available for free online.
Mental health scheme for doctors and dentists extended
A SCHEME providing 24/7 mental health support to NHS doctors and dentists has been rolled out across England.