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Quarter of cancer patients experiencing diagnostic delays
A QUARTER of all cancer patients in England have experienced avoidable delays in their diagnosis, according to a study conducted by Cancer Research UK.
GDC introduces application fees
THE GDC will be introducing registration application fees from 1 January 2020.
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.
Safe approach to handling racist abuse
ARE you expected to carry on treating a patient despite being racially abused or threatened? Can you refuse to treat such patients or have them transferred or removed from your list?
...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...
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.
...Ms W found the entire process "completely dehumanising", with staff referring to her within earshot as the "gynae"...
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.
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.
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.