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SNOMED CT reminder for dental practices
ALL electronic systems used in the provision of NHS services are expected to employ the terminology SNOMED CT as of 1 April 2020 – and this includes dental practices.
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.
Opposition to scrapping GP home visits
THE RCGP has opposed the scrapping of home visits in England after GPs voted to remove the duty from their standard contract at a recent LMC meeting.
NHS facing bleak winter
THE NHS in England could be facing “one of the bleakest winters” on record given current performance statistics, says the Nuffield Trust.
New guidance for expert witnesses
DOCTORS who plan to serve as expert witnesses should first undergo medicolegal training, according to new guidance from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Understaffing threatens patient safety, say health leaders
NINETY per cent of health leaders believe that understaffing is putting patient safety and care at risk, according to a new survey by NHS Confederation.
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.
Pre-school vaccination rates disappointing
NHS England has missed the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) performance standard for the uptake of nearly all pre-school vaccinations in England in 2018-19, according to a report by the National Audit Office (NAO).
Referrals to MPTS increase
THE GMC referred 40 per cent more cases to the MPTS (Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service) in 2018 according to figures were released in advance of the annual fitness to practise report.