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Data opt-out for patients in England
THE “national data opt-out” has been launched in England allowing patients to refuse to have their confidential information used for research or planning purposes.
New mandatory data security toolkit
A NEW Data Security and Protection Toolkit has been launched by NHS Digital which all organisations in England with access to NHS patient data and systems must complete to help keep patient information safe.
Inequality gap in child tooth decay
NEW data in England has revealed an almost 10-fold difference between some local authorities in the prevalence of child tooth decay.
No exemption for dental practices on need for data protection officer
THERE will be no exemption for dental practices in the requirement for all UK primary care providers to have a dedicated data protection officer (DPO).
Dental phobia linked to socio-economic factors
HIGH dental anxiety has been found to be significantly associated with a lower health‐related quality of life (HRQL) among adults, according findings from a study published in the International Dental Journal.
Multimorbidity poses global threat
MULTIMORBIDITY is common and on the rise worldwide but the causes are poorly understood and strategies for its prevention are lacking, according to a new report from the Academy of Medical Sciences.
April sees launch of new duty of candour provisions in Scotland
NEW duty of candour provisions in Scotland come into effect on 1 April.
Dementia dental guidance goes online
NEW guidelines to help dentists provide better care for patients with dementia are now available free of charge online.
PHE offers convincing proof on water fluoridation
A NEW report from Public Health England shows that water fluoridation helps reduce tooth decay and finds no convincing evidence of adverse health effects.
NHS crisis worse than last year, survey indicates
THE NHS is a system "pushed to its limits", says the Royal College of Physicians in response to survey results in its NHS Reality Check Update 2018.