GDPUK announces smartphone view of forum

GDPUK announces smartphone view of forum
Happy New Year for 2013 to all GDPUK members and readers from Tony Jacobs and the growing GDPUK team.

GDPUK is pleased to announce the launching of the GDPUK forums onto smartphones. The GDPUK website now has most sections optimised for mobile devices, and users can switch between views.

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Coffee drinking may halve risk of oral cancer

Coffee drinking may halve risk of oral cancer
A new study from the USA claims that people who drink more than four cups of caffeinated coffee a day have half the risk of dying from oral/pharyngeal cancer compared with people who drink it either occasionally or not at all. However, the researchers say their findings need to be confirmed by more research.

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Mobile ‘tooth bus’ tours Oxfordshire

Mobile ‘tooth bus’ tours Oxfordshire
A mobile ‘tooth bus’ – which contains a dentists’ chair, computer and dental equipment – will be driven to various towns in Oxfordshire until February next year. It will offer free check ups to anyone who lives in Oxfordshire who has not seen an NHS dentist in the last two years. If a patient on the tooth bus needs treatment, they will be referred to their nearest NHS dental practice, where usual NHS charges apply.

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The Top Ten Google Searches of 2012

Last week Google released their Zeitgeist report, detailing the most searched for queries of 2012 by their users. Google has examined the 1.2 trillion searches performed throughout the past year and has provided top ten lists in various categories, such as trending image searches, and most searched for people.


Guest Reporter: Helen Warder

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Latest figures for NHS dentistry published

Latest figures for NHS dentistry published
A total of 29.6 million patients were seen in the 24 month period ending September 2012, an increase of 1.4 million on March 2006. The number of children seen by an NHS dentist is equal to the figure for March 2006 of 7.8 million There were an estimated 9.7 million Courses of Treatment (CoTs) in Q1 2012/13, a decrease of 103 thousand (1.1 per cent) on Q1 2011/12.

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Wrong tooth costs £9000

Wrong tooth costs £9000
A patient has been awarded £9,000 in compensation after a dentist removed a healthy tooth by mistake. James Lacey, 44, was referred to Manchester Dental Hospital after being struck down with agonising pain. Three teeth should have been removed but afterwards Mr Lacey noticed that another tooth had been extracted.

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Fathers transmit dental fear to their children

Fathers transmit dental fear to their children
A new study confirms the emotional transmission of dentist fear among family members and analyses the different roles that mothers and fathers might play. The research, conducted by scientists at the Rey Juan Carlos University of Madrid, highlights the important role that fathers especially play in the transmission of dentist fear in their family.

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Medical practitioner to chair NICE

Medical practitioner to chair NICE
A general practitioner is to be the new chair of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Professor David Haslam is currently the national clinical adviser to the Care Quality Commission, chair of the NICE Evidence Accreditation Advisory Board and an expert member of the NHS National Quality Board.

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