The Monday Morning Quote #493

“Such is the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world; small hands do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere”

J.R.R.Tolkien in The Return of the King

 

 

Sir Cliff’s victory: Why registrants with the General Dental Council should care.

From RadcliffesLeBrasseur via Lexology

At the heart of the judgment in Richard v BBC lies the significant determination that “as a matter of general principle, a suspect has a reasonable expectation of privacy in relation to a police investigation”.

…..the judgment provides a useful opportunity to consider a long standing and unprincipled disparity between the treatment of doctors and that of dental professionals in the context of fitness to practise investigations….

….Doctors referred to the Interim Orders Tribunal (IOT) can be confident that their hearing will be held in private, unless they specifically elect for a public hearing….

….In stark contrast, dental professionals appearing before the Interim Orders Committee (IOC) of the GDC face a public hearing, unless they can persuade the Committee to exercise its discretion and sit in private….

Full article here.

The Monday Morning Quote #492

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not to his own facts.”

Daniel Patrick Moynihan

 

HPV vaccination – isn’t it time?

The science is there, isn’t it time the political will was there?

Dear Dr Rees,
I wanted you to be the first to know.
We’ve just got word that the UK Government’s scientific advisors have finally listened, and have recommended expansion of Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination programme to cover school-age boys.
HPV has been fuelling a surge in oropharyngeal cancers. And for years this profession has worked to win the argument for change.
Dentists are on the front line in the battle against oral cancer. So please, share this video.

We are now pressing all UK governments to move swiftly towards rollout of a national programme, so all our children can get protection from this devastating condition.
We have fought to put prevention into practice. This profession can take pride in what we’ve achieved, together.
Mick Armstrong
Chair, BDA

Link to the release here

 

Gone to the Beach…

…shouldn’t you too?

The Monday Morning Quote #491

“Don’t wish it was easier; wish you were better.

Don’t wish for less problems; wish for more skills.

Don’t wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom.”

Jim Rohn

 

It’s never my fault…

“It is a remarkable fact, but few businesses ever seem to fail because of excessive leverage, misconceived strategies, or inability to meet the needs of their customers. They struggle because banks unreasonably refuse further credit, or because of unseasonable weather, or some unexpected adverse effect such as a terrorist attack. Most often, however, their difficulties are the result of some insufficiently supportive government policy. The corporate executive who says “we got it wrong” is as rare as the politician who makes a similar admission.”

John Kay writing in the FT 7th/8th July 2018

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