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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.

  • 18 December 2018
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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.

  • 18 December 2018
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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.

  • 18 December 2018
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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.

  • 17 December 2018
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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.

  • 13 December 2018
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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.

  • 13 December 2018
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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.

  • 27 November 2018
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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.

  • 26 November 2018
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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.

  • 22 November 2018
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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.

  • 13 November 2018
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