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Survey reveals "deepening crisis" in access to NHS dental care in England

A SURVEY of adults in England has revealed that 41 per cent of respondents found it difficult to book an NHS dental appointment and 24 per cent said they had to pay privately to get all their required treatment.

  • 12 May 2022
  • News

Backlog in child tooth extractions

DENTAL extractions performed on decayed teeth in children aged 0-19 reduced by over half between 2019/20 and 2020/21 despite no change in demand.

  • 12 May 2022
  • News

Mental Health Awareness Week - Mr Stephen Henderson

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we find out how Mr Stephen Henderson, head of dental division and dental adviser, looks after his own mental health and wellbeing.

  • 10 May 2022
  • MDDUS Update

Cancer diagnosis target in England unmet

OVER 65,000 people in England wait longer than 28 days to find out whether they have cancer each month, according to estimates by Cancer Research UK.

  • 10 May 2022
  • News

Mental Health Awareness Week - Dr Greg Dollman

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we find out how Dr Greg Dollman, senior medico-legal adviser at MDDUS, looks after his own mental health and wellbeing.

  • 09 May 2022
  • MDDUS Update

Dental case study: Adverse comment

...Mr M posts a review on a local online directory commenting that Dr S is “incompetent and rude” and that he struggled to extract his tooth...

  • 29 April 2022
  • Case study

Recording telephone consultations with patients

Organisations often now record telephone calls to monitor quality control and for training purposes. But do you adequately inform patients of this – and what about data protection?

  • 29 April 2022
  • Risk alert

MDDUS sells Mackintosh House

MDDUS has sold the building that formerly housed its Glasgow offices.

  • 28 April 2022
  • MDDUS Update

MDDUS survey finds pandemic stress and abuse from patients taking a toll

THREE out of four GPs have faced an increase in verbal abuse or aggression from their patients, leading to a huge increase in work-related stress, according to a new survey by MDDUS.

  • 28 April 2022
  • MDDUS Update

Mental health of Welsh dentists worsens

THE mental health of dentists in Wales further declined towards the end of 2021, as increasing admin tasks forced most clinicians to work without proper breaks.

  • 28 April 2022
  • News

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