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  • Kevin Lewis highlights missed opportunities in NHS dentistry

    The annual Lilian Lindsay Memorial Lecture took place in early May 2019 at the BDA in London and welcomed Kevin Lewis speaking on 'Missed opportunities and ever-decreasing circles in NHS dentistry’, to a packed audience.

    Date: 23 May 2019

    Kevin Lewis highlights missed opportunities in NHS dentistry


  • BDA honours Accredited Representative of the Year

    Community dentist Ken Hughes has been honoured with the Andy Williams Award for Accredited Representative of the Year, a recent AR Training Day and Conference.

    Date: 22 May 2019

    BDA honours Accredited Representative of the Year


  • BDA unveils restored Victorian painting of leading Irish dentist

    Newly-installed BDA President Roz McMullan unveiled a restored Victorian painting of Irish dentist, Richard Theodore Stack at the recent BDA Linsday Society Lecture in London.

    Date: 16 May 2019

    BDA unveils restored Victorian painting of leading Irish dentist


  • Scotland's hospital dentists get access to job planning app

    BDA hospital dentist and academic members in Scotland will now be able to access the British Medical Association's (BMA) 'Dr Diary' thanks to lobbying from BDA Scotland hospital dentist representatives.

    Date: 15 May 2019

    Scotland's hospital dentists get access to job planning app


  • Four reasons to join #Dentistry24

    The BDA is encouraging dentists across the globe to celebrate the good work of the dental profession on 24 May 2019, using social media – Twitter and Instagram, with the hashtag #Dentistry24.

    Date: 14 May 2019

    Four reasons to join #Dentistry24


  • Probity matters raised in Northern Ireland

    A series of steps aimed at making the probity process more transparent, better understood, less onerous and ultimately less stressful for General Dental Practitioners have been put forward by BDA Northern Ireland.

    Date: 14 May 2019

    Probity matters raised in Northern Ireland


  • Show your support for National Smile Month

    The BDA is encouraging dentists to support National Smile Month, the campaign run by the Oral Health Foundation to raise awareness of the importance of good oral health.

    Date: 09 May 2019

    Show your support for National Smile Month


  • Deadline for FP17 paper switch-off today

    From 1 May 2019 the submission of any new dental course of treatment must be completed electronically, under rules set by the NHS Business Services Authority.

    Date: 01 May 2019

    Deadline for FP17 paper switch-off today


  • BDA Scotland seeks effective cooperation with the new Directors of Dentistry

    BDA Scotland aims to build effective working relationships and strong communication links with the new Directors of Dentistry from the NHS Boards.

    Date: 30 April 2019

    BDA Scotland seeks effective cooperation with the new Directors of Dentistry


  • ​Dentists in Northern Ireland support fishing crews to get 'Sea Fit'

    Dentists in Northern Ireland took part in providing dental checks for fishing crews as part of the 'Helping fisherman get Sea Fit' programme at local ports.

    Date: 30 April 2019

    ​Dentists in Northern Ireland support fishing crews to get 'Sea Fit'


  • Quality Improvements (Clinical audit) update - Scotland

    Primary care dentists in Scotland are reminded that the end of the second year of the current 3-year clinical audit cycle runs until the end of July 2019. Dentists are advised to read NHS Education for Scotland guidance before starting any Quality Improvement (QI) activity.

    Date: 16 April 2019

    Quality Improvements (Clinical audit) update - Scotland


  • Duty of candour further updates for dentists in Scotland

    BDA Scotland reminded members in late March that dental practices in Scotland need to publish their Duty of Candour annual report as soon after 1 April 2019 as possible.

    Date: 16 April 2019

    Duty of candour further updates for dentists in Scotland


  • Urgent action is needed: older people's dental care in Northern Ireland

    BDA Northern Ireland has written to Andrew Dawson, Acting head of Workforce, at the Department of Health to demand urgent action to deal with the growing issue of meeting the challenges of an ageing population, and that the resourcing of both the community dental service (CDS) and the general dental service (GDS) are considered

    Date: 03 April 2019

    Urgent action is needed: older people's dental care in Northern Ireland


  • Northern Ireland dentists: changes to CPD allowance claim

    The BDA is alerting GDS dentists in Northern Ireland that there is now a new system for claiming CPD allowance, which applies to courses attended from 1 April 2018 onwards, and must be submitted to the Business Services Organisation before 30 June 2019.

    Date: 03 April 2019

    Northern Ireland dentists: changes to CPD allowance claim


  • Scotland Duty of Candour deadline approaching

    The BDA is reminding all dental practices in Scotland that they need to publish their Duty of Candour annual report as soon after 1 April 2019 as possible.

    Date: 27 March 2019

    Scotland Duty of Candour deadline approaching


  • Clarifying inspection requirements in Scotland

    We clarify the differences between wholly private dental practice providers, and those providing NHS dentistry, in regards to inspections.

    Date: 21 March 2019

    Clarifying inspection requirements in Scotland


  • Urgent update: Orthodontic contracts in Wales

    It has come to our attention that one or more Health Boards in Wales have been writing to orthodontists who hold GDS contracts stating that they are terminating the UOA element of their contract.

    Date: 21 March 2019

    Urgent update: Orthodontic contracts in Wales


  • Revenue Grant Scheme - reminder

    Practice owners are reminded that all eligible purchases for this year's HSCB grant scheme must be made and invoiced by 31 March 2019.

    Date: 20 March 2019

    Revenue Grant Scheme - reminder


  • BDA seeks answers on funding for ambitious oral health improvement plan

    BDA Scotland is continuing to push for answers from the Scottish Government on how the ambitious actions set out in the Oral Health Improvement Plan (OHIP) are to be funded and resourced.

    Date: 07 March 2019

    BDA seeks answers on funding for ambitious oral health improvement plan


  • Membership of the BDA Benevolent Fund

    All BDA members automatically become members of the BDA Benevolent Fund upon joining the BDA.

    Date: 05 March 2019

    Membership of the BDA Benevolent Fund


  • Tell Mayor Khan: make children's oral health a priority for London

    The BDA is urging London's dentists to set out their views and experiences on prevention and inequalities.

    Date: 01 March 2019

    Tell Mayor Khan: make children's oral health a priority for London


  • Financial support needed for dental practices for FP17 paper switch-off

    The BDA has called for more financial support for dental practices, in the run up to the move from paper FP17 (FP170) forms to online submission only to the NHS Business Services Authority (BSA) from 1 May 2019.

    Date: 28 February 2019

    Financial support needed for dental practices for FP17 paper switch-off


  • Brush DJ dentist wins SBRI Healthcare funding

    The BDA congratulates dentist Ben Underwood, dentist an developer of the popular Brush DJ app, for winning funding from the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) Healthcare to help tackle the growing problem of tooth decay in children.

    Date: 26 February 2019

    Brush DJ dentist wins SBRI Healthcare funding


  • Reallocation of GDS underspend ‘putting Health Service dentistry at risk’

    BDA Northern Ireland has hit back at the Health and Social Care Board on its recent decision to reallocate £7.7m of underspend away from the GDS budget to ‘other budgets’.

    Date: 20 February 2019

    Reallocation of GDS underspend ‘putting Health Service dentistry at risk’


  • GDS Revenue Grant Scheme only one part of the solution

    BDA Northern Ireland has said a £1 million grant scheme to assist dental practices to meet patient care and safety standards must be viewed in the context of the financial pressures on GDPs.

    Date: 20 February 2019

    GDS Revenue Grant Scheme only one part of the solution


  • Calling all dental students: be a part of World Oral Health Day 2019

    We are encouraging dental students to take part in this year's activities for World Oral Health Day (20 March), by giving an oral health promotion talk to local nurseries, primary schools or children's centres.

    Date: 15 February 2019

    Calling all dental students: be a part of World Oral Health Day 2019


  • BDA study day reveals how the NHS is guarding whistleblowers

    More than 60 dentists, including dental core trainees, and specialists registrars, attended a hospital dental service study day held this week at the BDA.

    Date: 08 February 2019

    BDA study day reveals how the NHS is guarding whistleblowers


  • BDA Museum acquires rare stained-glass St Apollonia

    The BDA Museum has purchased a rare 15th century example of St Apollonia in stained glass, which is now on display in the BDA’s offices in London

    Date: 08 February 2019

    BDA Museum acquires rare stained-glass St Apollonia


  • Commissioning: greater flexibility encouraging but access remains an issue

    With patient access making headlines across England the BDA has welcomed greater commissioning flexibilities to enable dental practices to achieve their contract value.

    Date: 06 February 2019

    Commissioning: greater flexibility encouraging but access remains an issue


  • Dentists' views on antibiotic resistance sought in Europe-wide survey

    Dentists and other healthcare workers from across the UK and Europe are being invited to take part in a Europe-wide survey on their knowledge of and attitudes towards antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance.

    Date: 30 January 2019

    Dentists' views on antibiotic resistance sought in Europe-wide survey


  • Snow disruption and dental practice closures

    With the recent bad weather, and snow forecast for many parts of England, if you are in a position where it is not practical to open your practice due to the weather conditions, here's some advice for dentists.

    Date: 30 January 2019

    Snow disruption and dental practice closures


  • Claudette Christie welcomed as 2019 NI Branch President

    On Friday 18 January BDA Northern Ireland Branch welcomed its new Branch President for 2019, Claudette Christie, at a ceremony at the stunning Riddel Hall, Queen's University Belfast.

    Date: 24 January 2019

    Claudette Christie welcomed as 2019 NI Branch President


  • NHS uplift and associates' pay: GDPC position updated

    The General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC) encourages all practices to discuss with their associates their contractual arrangements in light of the NHS uplift, and the BDA has recently produced some updated guidance on associate contracts.

    Date: 11 January 2019

    NHS uplift and associates' pay: GDPC position updated


  • Championing evidence-based dentistry to improve patient care

    Professor Helen Worthington has been honoured in this year's BDA Honours and Awards round for her work championing evidence-based oral healthcare, with a John Tomes Medal.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Championing evidence-based dentistry to improve patient care


  • Academic dentist celebrated for impressive achievements

    Professor Paul Speight, has been honoured in this year's BDA Honours and Awards round for his impressive contribution to academic dentistry over the past 35 years, with a John Tomes Medal.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Academic dentist celebrated for impressive achievements


  • Community dentists honoured for outstanding commitment to patient care

    Two community dentists have been honoured in this year's round of BDA Honours and Awards, Helen Pailthorpe and Michelle Slater for their outstanding commitment to patient care.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Community dentists honoured for outstanding commitment to patient care


  • Four outstanding dentists in England honoured

    Four dentists working across England are being recognised for their contributions to dentistry and to the BDA, in this years' BDA Honours and Awards round.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Four outstanding dentists in England honoured


  • Hospital dentist honoured for providing exemplary care

    Dr Paul David Cheshire has been honoured with a Certificate of Merit in the BDA's round of Honours and Awards for 2018-19.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Hospital dentist honoured for providing exemplary care


  • Claudette Christie honoured for her contribution to dentistry

    The BDA's former Northern Ireland Director, Claudette Christie has been honoured with Life Membership in this year's BDA's round of Honours and Awards.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Claudette Christie honoured for her contribution to dentistry


  • ​BDA Museum volunteer honoured for contribution

    BDA Museum volunteer, Roland Hopwood, has been honoured with a Certificate of Merit in this year's round of BDA Honours and Awards, for his contribution to developing the BDA Museum's collection.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    ​BDA Museum volunteer honoured for contribution