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CPD deadline approaching for 6,000 dentists
NEARLY 6,000 dentists are due to complete their five-year CPD cycle and must submit an end-of-cycle statement to the GDC no later than 28 January 2019 – but those wishing to apply for a "grace period" must do so by 31 December.
Emergency dental treatment over festive period
THE GDC is reminding dentists to ensure patients are made aware of arrangements for emergency dental care over the festive period.
NHS fax machine ban
FAX machines are to be banned from the NHS in England in a bid to move to more secure hi-tech systems.
Missed opportunity on indemnity reform
PROPOSED government reform in the regulation of legal indemnity for doctors and dentists not in state-backed schemes will only add to cost and restrict choice, according to MDDUS.
GDC outlines changes to setting fees
A NEW approach to setting fees has been unveiled by the General Dental Council in a bid to move to a fairer, more transparent system.
Review of charities promoting complementary medicine
COMPLEMENTARY and alternative medicine (CAM) organisations that claim to treat or cure a disease or condition will need to provide appropriate scientific evidence in order to qualify for charitable status.
Most doctors not involved in winter planning, new poll finds
LESS than a third of doctors have been asked to help plan for winter, despite last year being one of the worst on record.
Drastic change needed for medical device regulation
DRASTIC changes must be made to the way surgical procedures and medical devices are regulated to protect patients, the Royal College of Surgeons has said.
Sharp rise in number of young diabetics
THE number of young people in England and Wales with type 2 diabetes has increased almost 10-fold to nearly 7,000, according to new figures.
NHS guidance on using instant messaging in a crisis
NEW guidance has been released to help doctors, nurses and other NHS staff safely use instant messaging and other digital technology to co-ordinate patient care during emergencies.