Monica Symes
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Dentist told to bin magazines due to 'infection risk'

An NHS dentist says she was told to get rid of old magazines from her waiting room because they posed an infection risk.

Monica Symes, a dentist in Lyme Regis, Dorset, says an NHS infection control worker warned her that keeping back issues of Country Life could make her fail health and safety inspections.

The NHS regulator denies such a rule.

The British Dental Association said dentists were being stymied by heavy-handed rules.

  • 24 Oct 2012