Dental challenges remain, House of Lords hears
Although there has been progress addressing some of the issues facing dentistry in England, more remains to be done, the House of Lords heard this week.
Scottish graduates may be without training places, Government admits
A number of graduates qualifying from Scotland’s dental schools in 2013 may not be able to access a dental vocational training place, the Scottish Government has acknowledged.
Assembly Member speaks out against cuts proposals
Northern Ireland Assembly Member Kieran McCarthy has warned against proposed cuts to dental services in a speech to the Assembly.
Earl Howe addresses BDA Annual Conference
Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department of Health, announced this morning (26 April) the creation of a task force to improve the oral health of groups who are usually considered hard-to-reach.
BDA legal arguments win clawback delay
Legal arguments by the British Dental Association (BDA) against NHS Scotland’s Practitioner Services Division (PSD) have won the postponement of an exercise that could see the clawing back of approximately £3 million from general dental practitioners.
Write to your MP to support plain tobacco packaging
The BDA is encouraging members to write to their MPs in support of the ASH campaign for plain tobacco packaging. The campaign argues smoking is a childhood addiction, with young people encouraged to experiment by attractive packaging and misleading claims.
New Welsh Health Minister Appointed
The First Minister of Wales, the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM, reshuffled his Cabinet last week (14 March), appointing Professor Mark Drakeford AM as the new Minister for Health and Social Services.