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'LDC' Blog Posts

  • Scotland New LDC improves representation for Orkney dentistry

    ​Orkney's new Local Dental Committee (LDC) and what it means for tackling local challenges and championing local solutions.

    Blog Date 31 March, 2022

  • Young dentists, join your LDC!

    Zoe Connelly tells us how joining her Local Dental Committee helped shape her career and how you can get involved.

    Blog Date 27 February, 2020

  • NHS website dental patient reviews: what you need to know

    Many dental practices raised issues with NHS Choices system of patient review, and the difficulties in moderating comments, especially those that were not related to the dental practice at all. Nick Stolls explains the work LDC members have been doing to work with NHS Digital to improve the system and make it less onerous for dentists.

    Blog Date 12 November, 2019

  • Do younger dentists see the value in getting politically engaged? The view from LDCs

    Leah Farrell looks at the survey responses from LDC representatives on whether they are succeeding in getting younger dentists interested in dental politics and representative roles. She feels the responses are encouraging, and says the LDC Agenda Committee will continue to work on supporting younger dentists to take part.

    Blog Date 9 October, 2019

  • Is your LDC ready for change? Getting younger dentists involved

    Local Dental Committees (LDCs) are a crucial force for positive change in the profession – we need to ensure that younger dentist are getting involved and engaged in dental politics, and we’re asking for your help to ensure there is a brighter future for all dentists.

    Blog Date 12 September, 2019

  • What will it take to fix NHS dentistry? Give your views

    Leah Farrell calls on LDCs to add their voice to the new inquiry into NHS dentistry by responding to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee.

    Blog Date 22 August, 2019

  • Is your working life as a dentist perfect?

    If so that’s great but if not why not take part in next year’s LDC Conference, and tell us what you’d like to see help make some positive changes.

    Blog Date 11 July, 2019

  • LDC Conference 2019: a diversity of people and opinion

    It was great to see such a diversity of people and opinions at this year's LDC Conference in Birmingham, and I'd like to thank all those who attended and took part in the debates.

    Blog Date 14 June, 2019

  • How to hold commissioners to account

    Nick Stolls explains what a Health and Overview Scrutiny Committee is, how he has used it to get NHS dentistry's issues heard, and he encourages other LDCs to get involved in their HOSC.

    Blog Date 12 April, 2019

  • LDC Conference 2018: a round up

    ​The Irish Sea did not pose a hurdle in the journey to LDC Conference 2018 in Belfast, and it was great to see a lot more younger members of the profession in attendance this year.

    Blog Date 13 September, 2018

  • Dental contract reform: Can we ditch the UDA system for good?

    Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen outlines some of the key points from the Government's report on the progress of the dental prototype practices in their first year, and what this might mean for the future of NHS dentistry.

    Blog Date 5 June, 2018

  • Waiting for NHS dentistry to collapse? Dentists highlight crisis to the pay review body

    A crisis in dental commissioning is forcing dentistry to the brink of collapse, argues BDA Principal Executive Committee Vice-Chair Eddie Crouch, as we continue to highlight what it's really like to work in the profession today and why dentists' incomes have to be made more sustainable now.

    Blog Date 23 April, 2018

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