Care Quality Commission: a case study in poor regulation – an MP agrees

From Steve Barclay’s blog, Steve is the Conservative MP for NE Cambridgeshire. Yesterday’s Public Accounts Committee hearing was on the Care Quality Commission, the regulator for the National Health Service set up in April 2009 bringing three predecessor organisations together: the Healthcare Commission, the Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Mental Health Act Commission. Continue reading “Care Quality Commission: a case study in poor regulation – an MP agrees”

GDC updates advertising regulations

The General Dental Council has updated its rules on advertising, I wonder how many websites will need to be amended to comply? Please don’t shoot the messenger. http://www.gdc-uk.org/Dentalprofessionals/Standards/Pages/Ethical-advertising.aspx EFFECTIVE FROM 1 MARCH 2012 Guidance on ethical advertising All information or publicity material regarding dental services should be legal, decent, honest and truthful. Advertising by dentalContinue reading “GDC updates advertising regulations”

Exciting Opportunities in Mwanza!

From those great people at Bridge2Aid Exciting Opportunities in Mwanza! As you may know, we run a Dental Clinic in Mwanza, Hope Dental Centre (HDC). The profits of the Clinic help to fund the work we do in training medical officers in Emergency Dentistry in Tanzania. It’s becoming very clear early into this new yearContinue reading “Exciting Opportunities in Mwanza!”

“COPDEND claims success despite widespread concerns” says GDPUK

The new system for recruiting Dental Foundation Trainees is a disgrace, putting final year students through examinations that are without test and trial is at best ill judged. Yet again a patrician attitude of “we know best” is obvious to see. For one sixth of all final year students to be put in a positionContinue reading ““COPDEND claims success despite widespread concerns” says GDPUK”

The Monday Morning Quote #151

“On some positions, Cowardice asks the question, “Is it safe?” Expediency asks the question, “Is it politic?” And Vanity comes along and asks the question, “Is it popular?” But Conscience asks the question “Is it right?” And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular,Continue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #151”

Revealed: How CQC registration is running over budget and has failed dozens of dental practices

From The Pulse Revealed: How CQC registration is running over budget and has failed dozens of dental practices By Andrew McNicoll | 20 Jan 2012 Exclusive: More than 30 dental practices and an unknown number of private GP practices have failed to secure registration with the Care Quality Commission, in the first sign that regulationContinue reading “Revealed: How CQC registration is running over budget and has failed dozens of dental practices”