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'Dental contract reform' Blog Posts

  • 4 things you need to know about your pay

    Our Vice Chair Eddie Crouch on what we know and what we need when it comes to pay and morale.

    Blog Date 12 February, 2018

  • Children's oral health – the cost of complacency

    Following recent media coverage BDA Chair Mick Armstrong argues that the shocking rates of multiple tooth extractions in children cannot be allowed to continue.

    Blog Date 17 January, 2018

  • BDA blogs: top picks of 2017

    ​It looks like it's been a busy year for everyone – so, just in case you missed it, here are our top pick of the BDA's blogs during 2017.

    Blog Date 19 December, 2017

  • I’m dreaming of an oral health prevention strategy this Christmas

    Mick Armstrong tells us why he's dreaming of an oral health prevention strategy this Christmas and what the BDA is doing to make it a reality.

    Blog Date 14 December, 2017

  • Dental contract reform: a risky business?

    Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen highlights dentists' frustrations with the 2006 dental contract and the latest update from the Department of Health on the prototypes process.

    Blog Date 8 December, 2017

  • The poor state of the nation's oral health: can anyone be bothered?

    Responding to a new QualityWatch briefing from the Nuffield Trust, Mick Armstrong explains why the current target-driven NHS system of dental contracting isn't working, and what dentists would like to ensure they can provide the best care for their patients.

    Blog Date 2 November, 2017

  • Rising to the challenge? The future of work for young dentists

    Harman Chahal asks what lies ahead for young dentists, in the face of many saying they are increasingly frustrated with the NHS.

    Blog Date 25 October, 2017

  • Concerned about the future of kids' oral health? Here's how you can do something about it now

    A dentist tells us why he's writing to his MP about the state of children's oral health and why you should contact your MP too.

    Blog Date 20 October, 2017

  • 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

  • A road block for dentists and patients: Capita incompetence

    It’s a bizarre world when hundreds of thousands of patients with dental problems are pitching up at A&E or seeing their GP, who are usually unable to treat these patients.

    Blog Date 17 January, 2017

  • Dental problems at A&E: why it matters

    ​Charlotte Currie explains what led to her recent project investigating the number of patients attending hospitals for dental problems, and what we still need to discover to encourage patients to visit the dentist before they end up in A&E.

    Blog Date 11 January, 2017

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