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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.

  • 27 November 2019
  • News

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.

  • 27 November 2019
  • News

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.

  • 26 November 2019
  • News

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.

  • 26 November 2019
  • News

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.

  • 25 November 2019
  • News

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.

  • 19 November 2019
  • News

Clampdown on drug driving

NEW driving laws in Scotland take a zero tolerance approach to illegal drugs.

  • 19 November 2019
  • News

New guidance on remote prescribing

NEW guidance on remote consulting and prescribing has been published by 13 healthcare organisations.

  • 13 November 2019
  • News

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).

  • 30 October 2019
  • News

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.

  • 30 October 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