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  • Northern Ireland Trusts savings plans on hold

    BDA Northern Ireland has cautiously welcomed news that the five Health and Social Care Trusts consultations on savings plans for 2017/18 are now on hold.

    Date: 14 December 2017

    Northern Ireland Trusts savings plans on hold


  • Question marks over uplifts for NI GDPs

    The BDA is urgently reaching out to authorities in Northern Ireland after failure to provide lack of clarity on whether pay awards will be awarded to non-salaried front line NHS staff.

    Date: 14 December 2017

    Question marks over uplifts for NI GDPs


  • ​New regulations on ionizing radiation requirements

    The BDA is advising dentists in England, Scotland and Wales, that new regulations will come into force on 1 January 2018, which will mean dentists using x-ray generators must register with the Health and Safety Executive.

    Date: 08 December 2017

    ​New regulations on ionizing radiation requirements


  • Scottish Council celebrates members' long-service to BDA

    The BDA's Scotland Office and Scottish Council held a dinner on 7 December to celebrate the contributions of two of their long-serving representatives, Robert Donald and Adrian Hart.

    Date: 08 December 2017

    Scottish Council celebrates members' long-service to BDA


  • LDC Officials' Day 2017

    This year's Local Dental Committee's (LDC) Officials' Day held on 2 December in London gave LDC Officials an update on the latest developments in dental politics.

    Date: 04 December 2017

    LDC Officials' Day 2017


  • Regulations for private dentistry in Wales: deadline reminder and BDA guidance

    We are advising members who are doing any private dentistry in Wales, to submit their completed application to Health Inspectorate Wales (HIW) by the end of December 2017, to ensure sufficient time for processing.

    Date: 29 November 2017

    Regulations for private dentistry in Wales: deadline reminder and BDA guidance


  • New regulations for private dentistry in Scotland: are you registered?

    We are reminding dentists who are undertaking solely private dentistry in Scotland, that they must be registered with Health Improvement Scotland (HIS).

    Date: 29 November 2017

    New regulations for private dentistry in Scotland: are you registered?


  • ​Spending on general dental services in Scotland feeling the squeeze

    The Scotland Sunday Express has reported that spending on general dental services in Scotland fell from £418m to £409.7m over the last five years, despite an additional 658,000 dental registrations across the country.

    Date: 29 November 2017

    ​Spending on general dental services in Scotland feeling the squeeze


  • In memory of Jimmy Steele - lecture on oral health

    To honour Professor Jimmy Steele's memory, we are making freely available his outstanding lecture on oral health, epidemiology and the British way of life, which he gave at our Anniversary Lecture on 2 July 2015.

    Date: 23 November 2017

    In memory of Jimmy Steele - lecture on oral health


  • What the Autumn 2017 Budget means for dentists

    Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the Autumn Budget on Wednesday 22 November. We have summarised the key points which will be of interest to dentists.

    Date: 23 November 2017

    What the Autumn 2017 Budget means for dentists


  • ​BDEWF Young Communicator of the Year announced

    BDJ Portfolio Associate Editor David Westgarth was awarded as Young Communicator of the Year by the British Dental Editors and Writers Forum (BDEWF), and University of Liverpool Clinical Fellow, Yasmin Allen, was honoured as runner up.

    Date: 22 November 2017

    ​BDEWF Young Communicator of the Year announced


  • BDA/CRUK oral cancer toolkit: finalist in industry awards

    The BDA/Cancer Research UK (CRUK) oral cancer toolkit for dentists and general practitioners was chosen as one of five finalists in the Excellence in healthcare professional education and support category.

    Date: 20 November 2017

    BDA/CRUK oral cancer toolkit: finalist in industry awards


  • BDA DFT Educational Supervisors study – share your experiences

    The BDA is inviting all dentists with a DFT educational supervisor role in England to share their views on their role and responsibilities and how these may have changed over time.

    Date: 17 November 2017

    BDA DFT Educational Supervisors study – share your experiences


  • Dentists alerted to problems with Zimmer Biomet Hex Drivers​

    Dentists are being alerted to an urgent medical device recall for the Zimmer Biomet 2.5 mm Hex Driver, with GemLock® Retention.

    Date: 13 November 2017

    Dentists alerted to problems with Zimmer Biomet Hex Drivers​


  • BDA urges NHS providers to check performance now

    The BDA is urging all NHS providers to check if they are on target to fulfil contracts, especially if they have carried forward activity due to issues with the Performers list.

    Date: 10 November 2017

    BDA urges NHS providers to check performance now


  • MPs call for action on children's oral health

    The British Dental Association was pleased to hear MPs calling for action on children's oral health at a debate in the House of Commons on 31 October, secured by Steve McCabe MP, following a meeting with the BDA.

    Date: 03 November 2017

    MPs call for action on children's oral health


  • Mouth Cancer Action Month 2017

    We're encouraging dental professionals to support Mouth Cancer Action Month during the month of November to raise awareness and help fight the alarming growth in mouth cancers across the UK.

    Date: 01 November 2017

    Mouth Cancer Action Month 2017


  • ​Orthodontic contract procurement: briefing events

    NHS England South are currently running a series of evening events for all providers who are interested in delivering NHS orthodontic services across the South of England, to have your say on the proposed changes to procurement processes.

    Date: 01 November 2017

    ​Orthodontic contract procurement: briefing events


  • LDC Officials' Day 2017

    Local Dental Committees (LDC) Officials' Day will be taking place on Friday 1 December in London and booking is now open.

    Date: 24 October 2017

    LDC Officials' Day 2017


  • A BDA Good Practice first

    The BDA is pleased to announce that the Directorate of Community Dental Health, Liverpool, has succeeded in getting all of its ten community dental sites approved for BDA Good Practice.

    Date: 24 October 2017

    A BDA Good Practice first


  • ​Interested in getting into a clinical academic career? New guides available

    Two new guides on the routes into clinical academic careers are now available, including information on how to apply for awards, and case studies featuring those who have successfully won awards.

    Date: 24 October 2017

    ​Interested in getting into a clinical academic career? New guides available


  • Update on data protection regulations: October 2017

    As a result of recent EU Regulations on data protection (General Data Protection Regulation), the UK Government has introduced a data protection bill to Parliament in mid-September 2017. Both the new EU Data Protection laws, and the UK laws to support it, will come into force in May 2018.

    Date: 20 October 2017

    Update on data protection regulations: October 2017


  • Making the case for dentistry: BDA at Party Conferences 2017

    The BDA attended this year's Labour and Conservative Party Conferences, to speak up for dentistry and make the case for real prevention for oral health, and real investment in dental services.

    Date: 20 October 2017

    Making the case for dentistry: BDA at Party Conferences 2017


  • Get your MP to speak up on children’s teeth: debate in Westminster

    MPs are set to debate children's oral health in Westminster on Tuesday 31 October, and we are urging dentists to ask their MP to speak out.

    Date: 19 October 2017

    Get your MP to speak up on children’s teeth: debate in Westminster


  • Deadline for submitting dental clinical audit activity projects in Scotland

    BDA Scotland is advising dentists to ensure they have joined any NHS Education Scotland clinical audit activity projects they wish to by 25 October 2017, as the systems will be unable after this date until early next year, whilst development work is being undertaken.

    Date: 19 October 2017

    Deadline for submitting dental clinical audit activity projects in Scotland


  • Deadline for registering to do private dentistry in Wales

    We are advising members who are doing any private dentistry in Wales, to submit their completed application to Health Inspectorate Wales before the end of December 2017, to ensure they are complying with new regulations.

    Date: 19 October 2017

    Deadline for registering to do private dentistry in Wales


  • Proposed changes to dental graduate recruitment: your views needed

    The UK Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND) has proposed to change the timing of the dental foundation training (DFT) assessment: moving recruitment to after finals, with interviews in June and job offers in early July.

    Date: 13 October 2017

    Proposed changes to dental graduate recruitment: your views needed


  • Changes to the CPD scheme – enhanced CPD is on its way

    The GDC will be introducing changes to its scheme for CPD next year. For dentists, the changes will come into effect on 1 January 2018, for dental care professionals on 1 August 2018.

    Date: 11 October 2017

    Changes to the CPD scheme – enhanced CPD is on its way


  • ​Mental health in the workplace: what can you do?

    The BDA is supporting World Mental Health Day, this 10 October, and raising awareness of the ways stress, and other factors, can cause problems both for employees and employers, and what you can do about it.

    Date: 10 October 2017

    ​Mental health in the workplace: what can you do?


  • COPDEND consults on DFT assessment date

    COPDEND has published its consultation on proposals to move the assessment date for dental foundation training to after BDS results have been received.

    Date: 09 October 2017

    COPDEND consults on DFT assessment date


  • Statement of dental remuneration 2017-18: BDA Scotland fees guide

    Each year, the BDA produces a summarised guide to fees, based on the latest statement of dental remuneration (SDR).

    Date: 05 October 2017

    Statement of dental remuneration 2017-18: BDA Scotland fees guide


  • BDA Scotland supports oral cancer awareness campaign

    BDA Scotland is supporting Mouth Cancer Action Month this November and is encouraging all dentists and their teams to take part, with some new available resources.

    Date: 04 October 2017

    BDA Scotland supports oral cancer awareness campaign


  • Pressing issues for Northern Ireland dentists must be progressed

    BDA Northern Ireland has asked for the community dental contract, the dental uplift and regulation to be kept at the top of the pile for the Northern Ireland Executive.

    Date: 04 October 2017

    Pressing issues for Northern Ireland dentists must be progressed


  • Orthodontic legal challenge: Update

    A legal challenge by the BDA over concerns about the procurement of £1/2 billion orthodontic services in the south of England has been suspended.

    Date: 03 October 2017

    Orthodontic legal challenge: Update


  • Dentists urged to take part in major study on stress and burnout

    The BDA, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Cardiff, is calling on all dentists to take part in a survey to shed light on factors that contribute to stress and burnout.

    Date: 02 October 2017

    Dentists urged to take part in major study on stress and burnout


  • Celebrating 50 years of dentistry: past, present and future

    The BDA this week celebrated 50 years of being in its current home at Wimpole Street in London with an afternoon event, to record memories of dentists who were practising during the 1960s, organised by the BDA Museum.

    Date: 29 September 2017

    Celebrating 50 years of dentistry: past, present and future


  • Issues with associate dentist prison contracts

    The BDA is keen to speak to dentists who currently work, or have previously worked, in a prison providing dental services.

    Date: 28 September 2017

    Issues with associate dentist prison contracts


  • Computer forensics scam – potential cyber crime

    We have been made aware of a potential scam involving contact from what claims to be a computer forensics company with the right to remotely access patient records on behalf of the GDC.

    Date: 26 September 2017

    Computer forensics scam – potential cyber crime


  • NHS FP17 form printing error

    The NHS Business Services Authority has confirmed that there has been an error in the printing of a recent run of FP17 forms.

    Date: 25 September 2017

    NHS FP17 form printing error


  • Update for dentists in Scotland: premises revaluation and more

    The Scottish Government has announced that is currently tendering to conduct a practice premises revaluation exercise to look at the reimbursement of practice rental costs in April 2018.

    Date: 19 September 2017

    Update for dentists in Scotland: premises revaluation and more