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Dentist at centre of infection fears suspended in June

A dentist whose apparent failure to follow hygiene standards may have put thousands of patients at risk of infection was suspended in June this year.

Desmond D'Mello was suspended after a whistleblower, worried about the standards of care, secretly filmed him allegedly breaching standards at the practice he ran in Nottinghamshire.

Desmond D'Mello previously worked at the Daybrook Dental Practice in Nottingham which is now under new management. Credit: ITV News

The NHS launched an an immediate investigation into "apparent multiple failures in cross-infection control standard whilst undergoing dental treatment".

The findings are yet to be reported.

The former Daybrook Dental Practice has been under new ownership by Southern Dental since August this year.

Help line and walk-in clinic set up for D'Mello patients

A helpline and walk-in clinic have been set up for dental patients who have been treated by Desmond D'Mello who allegedly did not follow correct hygiene procedures at a practice in Nottingham.

Patients can contact the helpline on 03330 142479, which is staffed 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.

A community clinic has also been set up at the Arnold Health Centre in the Highcroft Medical Centre on the High Street in Arnold, Nottingham.

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MP calls for meeting with Government after patient recall

The MP for Gedling and the Leader of the Council have said the findings of the report are "shocking and disturbing".

A recall of 22,000 patients has been issued by NHS England who have been treated by a dentist in Nottingham accused of poor hygiene standards.

The information leaflet issued by NHS England. Credit: NHS England

There are still significant questions that remain about the chronology and management of these events. It is clear to us that a full independent investigation is required to ensure that lessons are learned for the future. We have asked for an urgent meeting with the Secretary of State for Health and will seek assurances of behalf of Gedling residents that everything possible is being done to resolve these very worrying and urgent matters.”

– Vernon Coaker, MP and Cllr John Clarke

Dentist 'failed to change gloves between patients'

NHS England are appealing for anyone who was treated by a dentist who is accused of poor hygiene standards to come forward for testing.

The information leaflet issued by NHS England. Credit: NHS England

Desmond D'Mello, who worked at Daybrook Dental Practice in Nottingham, allegedly failed to wash his hands and change gloves when treating different patients.

He is also alleged to have used the same instruments on patients without sterilising them.

"If there had been any transfer of blood between patients due to the lapse in infection control procedures there could potentially be a low risk that hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV virus could have been transferred from patient to patient," health officials said.

Girl, 7, injured after police shooting incident on school trip

A seven-year-old girl has been injured after police accidentally shot a firearm during a school visit to the Nottingham Police HQ.

Nottingham Police said the child suffered a cut lip following the incident on Thursday, October 30, although police are still investigating the cause.

The gun went off at the end of a brief talk with firearms officers and one of them is now not on duty.

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Residents across Nottinghamshire report feeling quake

The British Geological Survey said it had received reports of the earthquake from residents across Nottinghamshire.

Residents in Mansfield, Hucknall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Papplewick, Ravenshead, Newstead Village and Blidworth, all reported feeling the tremors on the BGS Seismology website.

One reported they "felt a heavy rumble as if some big lorry had passed", another described the tremors as a "vibration lasted for a few seconds with a rumbling noise" while another reported they "heard a loud bang and felt a shudder", a BGS spokesman said.

2.6 magnitude earthquake hits Nottinghamshire

The earthquake struck near Papplewick in Nottinghamshire. Credit: Google Maps

A 2.6 magnitude earthquake struck Nottinghamshire this evening, the British Geological Survey has confirmed.

The quake hit near Papplewick between Nottingham and Mansfield around 7.15pm this evening.

Residents across Nottinghamshire reported feeling the tremors.

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Earthquake reportedly hits Nottinghamshire

An earthquake has been reported in Nottinghamshire.

The British Geographical Survey said it was looking into reports of a quake in the region.

Members of the public who felt the tremors took to Twitter to describe their experiences.

'My only wish is to see my son's killers brought to justice'

Nottinghamshire Police have arrested two men in their 40s on suspicion of the murder. Credit: PA

The mother of a taxi driver shot in an "execution-style" killing 20 years ago has said her "only wish is to see those responsible brought to justice".

Ethsham Ghafoor, known as Shami, was found dead in his taxi in Nottingham in November 1994.

Police said they have today arrested two men on suspicion of his murder.

A statement from the father-of-two's family said they were "pleased" with the latest developments.

Shami's mother Walayat Begum, who is now in her 70s, added: "I plead to anyone with information to make my suffering lighter. My pain is never-ending. As long as we are here, we will demand justice."

Anyone with any information about the murder is asked to contact the Nottinghamshire police incident room on 0115 8446913.

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