'Dental contract reform' Blog Posts

  • Choking the life out of dentistry: declining pay

    Henrik Overgaard Nielsen takes a look at the new figures from NHS Digital, showing that taxable income for high street NHS dentists continues to decline. The future for NHS dental patients is not looking very bright.

    Blog Date 20 September, 2017

  • Dentists at the bottom of the heap?

    Although dentists’ incomes in Scotland appear to be showing signs of an upturn, Robert Donald says this does not repair the damage done from nearly a decade of under-investment.

    Blog Date 20 September, 2017

  • Dentistry in Wales at crisis point?

    Katrina Clarke ponders the fact that three quarters of NHS dentists in Wales say they have considered leaving the profession, fed up of declining incomes and a lack of investment in the service.

    Blog Date 20 September, 2017

  • A 'bonkers' system: the contract in press and parliament

    Eddie Crouch tell us why he thinks the current system of commissoning is 'bonkers' and what we've been doing to highlight the issue in the press and to Parliament.

    Blog Date 13 September, 2017

  • Uplifts: ensuring everyone gets their fair share

    Henrik Overgaard Nielsen, Chair of the General Dental Practice Committee gives his Committee’s view on the news of an ‘uplift’ from Government for dentistry, and the thorny question of whether practice owners should consider giving associates a ‘fair share’.

    Blog Date 24 August, 2017

  • NHS dentistry in Wales: Where does the clawback money go?

    New investment in NHS dentistry in Wales is welcome, but how does it square with up with the money lost from clawback? Katrina Clarke, Chair of the BDA’s Welsh General Dental Practice Committee, looks behind the headlines.

    Blog Date 17 August, 2017

  • Where are all the dentists in Wales?

    Katrina Clarke, Chair of the Wales General Dental Practice Committee puts out a call for dentists working in Wales to consider stepping forward and taking part in the BDA, either by taking part in the upcoming representative elections or by getting more involved locally, to help shape the future of the profession.

    Blog Date 9 August, 2017

  • Interview: the oral health needs of an ageing population

    BDJ in Practice Editor-in-Chief, David Westgarth, spoke to two experts in the field, Joe Sullivan and Mili Doshi, about the needs of the ageing population and what's out there for them at this very moment.

    Blog Date 26 July, 2017

  • The one per cent solution

    Dentists incomes have fallen 35% in real terms income over the last decade. Henrik Overgaard Nielsen gives his view on the public sector pay cap and what it means for dentistry.

    Blog Date 5 July, 2017

  • Workplace stress for dentists in Scotland: an undocumented problem?

    Pat Kilpatrick explains why she thinks dentists are the forgotten profession when it comes to revealing the scale of the problem of stress and what the BDA is doing on this issue.

    Blog Date 15 February, 2017

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