09 Nov 2016
"We should be ashamed of the state of our children’s oral health. New figures published today show tooth extraction, which is most commonly needed due to tooth decay, still remains the number one procedure carried out on 5-9 year olds in hospital, with nearly 25,000 tooth extractions in 2015/16"
28 Oct 2016
The sticky sweets handed out to trick-or-treaters this weekend could be “Halloween horror” for kids’ teeth unless parents act sensibly, the Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery has said. Professor Nigel Hunt has come up with a list of 5 helpful hints to help protect children’s teeth from the sugary treats that can cause decay on the spookiest day of the year and all year long.
27 Oct 2016
The Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) has warned that NHS trusts risk facing a dramatic increase in the number of litigation pay-outs made if they do not make changes to the processes they use to gain consent from patients before surgery.
23 Oct 2016
Medical leaders' letter warns that NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are openly targeting obese patients and smokers delaying or denying treatment in an attempt to save money.
19 Oct 2016
The Royal College of Surgeons has backed calls from an MP, and his constituents, for a change in the law to protect patients undergoing cosmetic surgery.
15 Oct 2016
The Royal College of Surgeons has today urged patients who are planning to have breast implants to agree to their details being included on an opt-in national register, so that they can be contacted if there are any safety concerns about a specific implant.
06 Oct 2016
NHS Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have today announced that as part of measures to address a £8.4m black hole in its finances, patients with a BMI of 30 and over, as well as smokers, will be denied non-urgent operations for six months until they have completed a weight management programme or a stop smoking service.
04 Oct 2016
The Royal College of Surgeons has urged patients to ‘think carefully before cosmetic surgery’ as it launches new, independent information online.
23 Sep 2016
New statistics show rising number of children not visiting an NHS dentist, with huge regional variations.
22 Sep 2016
Responding to NHS England’s consultation on proposals to strengthen the management of conflicts of interest.