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Keep up with changes to radiation regulations

  • 05/01/2018
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  • Donna Hickey
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  • In Dentistry

It’s a new year and 2018 has already brought with it amendments to the regulation of ionising radiation that affects all dental practices where x-ray equipment is in use. The latest regulatory changes are the introduction of the Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17) on 1st January 2018 and, as of 6th February 2018, the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations 2018 (IR(ME)R18).

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Needled about safety

  • 06/11/2014
  • Ruth Nicholas
  • In Dentistry

A survey carried out by the British Association of Dental Nurses (available at http://bit.ly/1yPLcnL) has revealed that over half of respondents had suffered a needlestick injury (51.17%), with 60% of those having had more…

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Night or day, when the patient calls….

  • 30/10/2014
  • Donna Hickey
  • In Dentistry

On Friday [3rd October], the Care Quality Commission (CQC) reported that inspections of 30 NHS GP out-of-hours services found many examples of excellent practice but also identified variation in the quality of safety and…

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