24 Sep 2015
“It is concerning that children in special support schools have poorer oral hygiene and are more likely to have teeth extracted than other children."
09 Sep 2015
A study of eight patients suggests that amyloid beta – a protein found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease - may potentially be transmissible via certain medical procedures.
08 Sep 2015
“This study alone does not provide any conclusive proof that Alzheimer’s disease can be transmitted from person to person. Dental practice carries no more risk than any invasive clinical procedure."
06 Sep 2015
The RCS has reviewed the evidence and believes the risk of death is higher for some groups of patients admitted to hospital at the weekend. In many hospitals the levels of staffing and access to diagnostics are worse for all patients including those requiring emergency treatment over the weekend periods.
20 Aug 2015
“This data reveals a decade of inertia in access to dentistry. In the last two years approximately 50% of adults and almost a third of children haven’t seen a dentist. Routine visits to the dentist are vital to maintaining good oral health."
11 Aug 2015
It is wrong to compulsorily require patients to attend a weight loss or stop smoking programme before surgery.
05 Aug 2015
This is a very small study and there is no evidence that loud distracting music is a widespread issue in NHS hospitals.
04 Aug 2015
Research shows that hospitals in the UK have one of the highest reported levels in the industrialised world for leaving surgical items inside patients after surgery.
28 Jul 2015
The RCS was invited by NHS Grampian to undertake an invited service review of the General Surgery Service at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in September 2014 to assist them to review potential concerns that the Board had about team working and individual behaviours
22 Jul 2015
A recent study by The Cornell University Library in the US found that robotic surgery systems were involved in the deaths of 144 people between 2000 and 2013.