Clinical Excellence Awards 2021
The BDA is pleased to announce that once again they have been granted the right, as a National Nominating Body, to provide citations to consultant/honorary consultant members in support of their applications for National Clinical Excellence Awards.
There is no threshold for candidates to achieve before requesting support from the BDA although as an observance it is rare for the ACCEA panel to confer national awards on candidates that do not yet have a local level five award. Further details regarding the awards can be found on the
To be considered for support members should submit to the BDA a 100-word statement detailing their contribution to dental clinical excellence through the auspices of the BDA at a local and/or national level alongside their official application forms.
We welcome applications for BDA support from those individuals often under-represented in this process.
We would particularly encourage eligible consultant/honorary consultant applicants who identify as female, work part-time or identify as an ethnic minority to apply for an award and for BDA support.
Applications should be submitted to the BDA to
firstname.lastname@example.org no later than
09.00 am on Monday 1 March. Any applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered.
We will inform applicants by Thursday 18 March whether they have received BDA support.
For further details please contact Ian Oakley
Telephone 020 75634130
Heads of Terms
In September 2013 the BMA agreed to enter into formal negotiations with NHS Employers over a new contract for consultants working in England and Northern Ireland. these negotiations will be based around the Heads of Terms circulated earlier in the year. The BMA negotiates on behalf of those dentists employed on hospital medical terms and conditions and the BDA has a seat on the BMA's contract reference group.
As at June 2019 the negotiations had been suspended, due to the BMA protesting over the government's implementation of the DDRB pay implementation.
What can you do?
We would like to hear from consultants about concerns that relate specifically to what new arrangements could mean for dentistry and these should be emailed to: email@example.com