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Substandard RCT alleged

...Dr N is alleged to have failed to clean/fill the patient’s root canals at UR8 to an appropriate standard and had to ask for help during the treatment...

  • 25 June 2019
  • Case study

Eye test error

...Dr B is accused of failing to fully explain the consequences of the test scores and is held responsible for the patient's loss of income during the period his licence was revoked...

  • 25 June 2019
  • Case study

Burnout is also a patient safety issue

THERE is well-established evidence of a causal relationship between reduced wellbeing of clinicians and patient safety risks within secondary care – and a recent study suggests the same is true in primary care.

  • 25 June 2019
  • Risk alert

Campaign to support reflective practice

NEW guidance and resources have been published in a bid to encourage doctors, dentists and other clinicians to take part in reflective practice.

  • 25 June 2019
  • News

RCGP responds to “hurtful” insinuation of possible GP fraud

AN announcement that the NHS Counter Fraud Authority will be investigating GPs in England in regard to so-called "ghost patients" on practice lists has prompted a sharp response from the RCGP.

  • 14 June 2019
  • News

Approval for opt-out organ donation in Scotland

AN opt-out system for organ and tissue donation has been passed by the Scottish Parliament.

  • 12 June 2019
  • News

MDDUS supports findings of Hamilton review

PUBLICATION of an independent review into how the laws on gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide are applied to medical practice has been welcomed by MDDUS – and in particular its support for the removal of the GMC’s right of appeal in Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) decisions.

  • 12 June 2019
  • News

DCPs urged by GDC to renew now

DENTAL care professionals (DCPs) in the UK have until 31 July 2019 to complete their annual renewal in order to remain on the GDC register.

  • 11 June 2019
  • News

FGDP(UK) statement on responsible prescribing

FGDP(UK) Dean, Ian Mills, has published a statement on the steps dental practitioners can take towards responsible prescribing.

  • 30 May 2019
  • News

Funding to improve health of rough sleepers

COUNCILS in England will receive £1.9 million in funding to help improve the health of rough sleepers.

  • 30 May 2019
  • News