The committee changed its remit slightly for 2022 and now has an even spread of representatives from across the three hospital grades: Consultant, SAS dentists, and dentists in training with representation from across the UK. Over the COVID-19 pandemic the committee has worked hard to ensure that dentists across the UK have been supported.
- The CCHDS agreed with NHS Employers for a light-touch appraisal for all employed dentists to ensure that health and wellbeing could be supported as an onerous appraisal system would be an additional stress on an overstretched workforce. The current BDA guidance on appraisal can be found here
- The CCHDS responded to the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) into Hospital Dental Services work stream.
- The CCHDS has been, and continues to be, involved in discussions around the Northern Ireland DCT pay disparity. The committee has met with the Department of Health and written to the Minister of Health to try to address the issue. More recently, CCHDS member Peter Dyer wrote a blog on the topic following the results of a BDA survey on the impact of this pay disparity: DCT: Damning survey reveals impact of trainee pay disparity.
- In 2021 the CCHDS was involved in the negotiations around the two new SAS contracts. More information about the negotiations is available on the BMA website and below.
- In 2021 and 2022 the CCHDS has been involved with the BMA in Wales on the Junior Doctor talks. The CCHDS has a seat on the BMA reference group and will continue to be part of the process as the BMA enters formal negotiation.
New SAS contracts
In spring 2020 the BDA was pleased to announce that SAS members in England, Wales and Northern Ireland voted overwhelmingly in favour of the new SAS contracts.
The BMA held separate referendums in England and Wales and in both there was also an overwhelming majority in favour of the new contracts. As a result the new SAS contracts were introduced from 1 April in England and Wales.
SAS dentists had the choice to move to one of the new contracts or remain on their old contracts if they wished. The window for expressions of interest closed on 30 September 2021.
The BMA agreed to enter into formal negotiations with NHS Employers in September 2013 on a new contract for consultants working in England and Northern Ireland.
As of 2019 the negotiations have been suspended due to the BMA's protests over the government's implementation of the DDRB pay implementation.
The BMA negotiates on behalf of those dentists employed on hospital medical terms and conditions, and the BDA had a seat on the BMA's contract reference group.
Review Body for Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB)
annual report, the DDRB recommended a pay uplift of 4.5% for doctors and dentists. This uplift will not apply to dentists on the Junior Doctors Contract in England; they will instead receive a two percent uplift as a result of the multi-year pay deal tied into their contract.
The BDA's response to the DDRB's recommendations can be found
Meet the CCHDS members 2022 - 2024
The Committee consists of consultant members, staff and associate specialist members and trainee representatives all elected nationally.
CCHDS has close links with the British Medical Association (BMA), in particular the Consultants Committee (CC), The Staff, Associate Specialists and Specialty Doctors Committee (SASC), Junior Doctors' Committee (JDC), and the Joint Medical Consultative Council (JMCC).
The BMA also provides employment advice on behalf of the BDA to members employed on hospital terms and conditions.
The Committee also has an Executive, which consists of the Chair, Vice-Chair and one elected representative each from the Consultants, SAS and Trainee members.
Nadia Ahmed (Chair) - England
Sheridan McDonald (Vice Chair) - England
Amerjit Singh - England
Nicky Stanford (Execuitve Sub-committee member) - England
Rob Bunyan - England
Aws Alani - England
Peter Dyer - England
Jinesh Shah - England
Gerry McKenna - Northern Ireland
Manar Elkhazindar - Scotland
Staff and Associate Specialist grades
Peter Brotherton - England
Julia Radecki - England
Jonathan Hoare - England
Julia Winterburn (Executive Sub-committee member) - England
Sarah Martin - England
John Ho-A-Yun - Scotland
Sahar Aghababaie - England
Jenny Girdler - England
Shree Patel - England
James Scott - England
Tara Maroke - England
Vinay Chavda - England
Pavneet Chana - England
Nicola Holland (Executive Sub-committee member) - Northern Ireland
Christopher Wright - Scotland
Bethan Jones - Wales
Shaira Kassam - Wales