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  • Levy fund change comes into effect from 1 March

    Dentists on the Dental List will be moving to an 'opt-out' model of collection for the NIGDS levy fund.

    Date: 19 February 2020

    Levy fund change comes into effect from 1 March


  • Finest Dental going into liquidation

    The Finest Dental chain of dental practices has announced that they will be seeking liquidation and most likely cease trading.

    Date: 19 February 2020

    Finest Dental going into liquidation


  • Wuhan novel coronavirus – advice for dentists

    BDA advice to dentists regarding Wuhan novel coronavirus.

    Date: 19 February 2020

    Wuhan novel coronavirus – advice for dentists


  • ​Registration for LDC Conference 2020 and call for motions now open

    Registration is now open for LDC Conference 2020, which is taking place on 4-5 June in Brighton.

    Date: 12 February 2020

    ​Registration for LDC Conference 2020 and call for motions now open


  • Pay and cost of living data: HDS training posts across the UK

    We have calculated the cost of living in the major cities mapped to potential earnings, to help you make an informed decision about where to apply for your Hospital Dental Service training.

    Date: 09 February 2020

    Pay and cost of living data: HDS training posts across the UK


  • Celebrating 100 years of the BDA Library

    Dentists, BDA staff and the great great niece of the BDA's first librarian, Lilian Lindsay gathered at the BDA on Thursday 6 February to celebrate the BDA Library turning 100 years old, from its inception in 1920 to its place today as the most comprehensive dental library in Europe.

    Date: 09 February 2020

    Celebrating 100 years of the BDA Library


  • Hospital dentists gather at the BDA to discuss the future of the HDS

    Over 80 hospital dentists from across the UK gathered at the BDA in London yesterday for an update on key issues affecting the Hospital Dental service, and a chance to learn and network.

    Date: 06 February 2020

    Hospital dentists gather at the BDA to discuss the future of the HDS


  • ​An update on the pay uplift for dentists in Northern Ireland

    A peculiar mixture of frustration and cautious optimism characterised the Northern Ireland Dental Practice Committee’s (NIDPC) first meeting of 2020.

    Date: 06 February 2020

    ​An update on the pay uplift for dentists in Northern Ireland


  • Unlawful advertising of botulinum toxin injections

    The Committee for Advertising Practice and the Advertising Standards Agency, have launched a new campaign to tackle the unlawful advertising of botulinum toxin injections on social media.

    Date: 28 January 2020

    Unlawful advertising of botulinum toxin injections


  • More than 2,500 dentists still to make CPD statement

    With less than a week to go to the deadline for dentists to make their annual or end-of-cycle statement, there are still more than 2,500 dentists yet to make a submission, the GDC has warned.

    Date: 22 January 2020

    More than 2,500 dentists still to make CPD statement


  • Dental Working Patterns Survey - Have your say on motivation and morale

    BDA members across the UK are encouraged to take part in the latest NHS Digital survey of dentists' working patterns, motivation and morale.

    Date: 17 January 2020

    Dental Working Patterns Survey - Have your say on motivation and morale


  • Northern Ireland BSO email enquiries service

    The HSC Business Services Organisation Dental Services Team is raising awareness of its email enquiry service for all Health Service dental contractors.

    Date: 14 January 2020

    Northern Ireland BSO email enquiries service


  • Funding boost to improve oral health of older people in Wales

    The BDA welcomes news that the Welsh Government is doubling the funding for a programme that focuses on improving the oral health of older people living in care homes.

    Date: 14 January 2020

    Funding boost to improve oral health of older people in Wales


  • BDA to mark 100 years of the most comprehensive dental library in Europe

    The BDA Library is celebrating 100 years from its inception in 1920 to becoming the most comprehensive dental library in Europe today.

    Date: 10 January 2020

    BDA to mark 100 years of the most comprehensive dental library in Europe


  • BDA Northern Ireland Branch Programme 2020

    This year's BDA Northern Ireland Branch President Paul Brennan has put together a fantastic programme full of clinical and professional lectures and events for 2020.

    Date: 10 January 2020

    BDA Northern Ireland Branch Programme 2020


  • New Associates Group Chair elected

    Sarah Canavan has been elected as the new Chair of the General Dental Practice Committee’s Associates Group.

    Date: 02 January 2020

    New Associates Group Chair elected


  • ​Dentists in Scotland: survey on performance of PSD

    BDA Scotland is calling on GDPs to take part in our survey on your experience of NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) Practitioner Services Division (PSD).

    Date: 18 December 2019

    ​Dentists in Scotland: survey on performance of PSD


  • Recall of Emerade autoinjector

    There has been a general recall of Emerade autoinjectors, as there could be an activation fault occurring in temperatures above 25°C.

    Date: 16 December 2019

    Recall of Emerade autoinjector


  • ​Speaking up for dentistry: LDC Officials' Day 2019

    LDC representatives gathered in London on Friday 29 November for LDC Officials' Day, an event organised by the BDA, giving an update on dental politics and to provide a platform for discussion.

    Date: 09 December 2019

    ​Speaking up for dentistry: LDC Officials' Day 2019


  • BDA board election results – 2020-22

    The results for the BDA board (Principal Executive Committee) elections are now in and we are pleased to announce the results for the 2020-22 triennium.

    Date: 06 December 2019

    BDA board election results – 2020-22


  • ​BDA Northern Ireland secures pause on cessation of hard copy schedules for dentists

    BDA Northern Ireland has secured a pause on the planned cessation of hard copy schedule submissions, which was due to be implemented from 1 December.

    Date: 04 December 2019

    ​BDA Northern Ireland secures pause on cessation of hard copy schedules for dentists


  • Vote for your new reps on the BDA's Board

    Voting is now open for the five seats available for election on the BDA's Board, BDA Members are advised to look out for their paper ballot form, which has been sent to you at the address where you receive your BDJ.

    Date: 27 November 2019

    Vote for your new reps on the BDA's Board


  • NHS England announce temporary pensions 'sticking plaster' for dentists

    NHS England has announced that NHS clinicians, including dentists, based in England will not be penalised for breaching the pensions Annual Allowance.

    Date: 26 November 2019

    NHS England announce temporary pensions 'sticking plaster' for dentists


  • Orthodontic GDS contract changes: have you been contacted by your Area Team?

    The BDA is concerned about reports that some Area Teams have been writing to orthodontists who hold GDS contracts stating that they must meet the requirements of the NHS England Guide for Commissioning Dental Specialities - Orthodontics or else have the UOA element of their contract removed or converted to UDAs.

    Date: 22 November 2019

    Orthodontic GDS contract changes: have you been contacted by your Area Team?


  • CQC to maintain fee level for 2020-21

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has now confirmed to dental practices that their fees will remain the same for 2020/21, following a significant rise in 2019/20.

    Date: 18 November 2019

    CQC to maintain fee level for 2020-21


  • University lecturers to launch fresh strike action

    A fresh round of strikes have been announced by the Universities and Colleges Union (UCU), starting on 25 November.

    Date: 13 November 2019

    University lecturers to launch fresh strike action


  • Medical device alert - Philips HeartStart XL+ Defibrillator

    The MHRA is alerting dentists following a notification from Philips that the HeartStart XL+ Defibrillator/Monitor may fail to turn on or unexpectedly attempt to restart.

    Date: 07 November 2019

    Medical device alert - Philips HeartStart XL+ Defibrillator


  • Dentists undertaking NHS work must have flexibility on pensions tax, says BDA

    The BDA has responded to a Government consultation on pensions tax making the case that all dentists undertaking NHS work should be able to access pensions flexibilities so that they do not face disincentives to treat more patients.

    Date: 05 November 2019

    Dentists undertaking NHS work must have flexibility on pensions tax, says BDA


  • Changes to the Performers List for England

    A new online service launching from December will make it quicker and easier for all new dental performers to apply to join the Performers List for England.

    Date: 04 November 2019

    Changes to the Performers List for England


  • Survey to help improve CQC's registration process

    The CQC is running a Registration Transformation Project which is looking at making the provider's journey better in relation to the initial registration process and how the CQC deal with changing registrations.

    Date: 29 October 2019

    Survey to help improve CQC's registration process


  • BDA launches student Social Media Reps initiative

    The BDA has recruited a new team of dental students from across the UK to help spread dentistry news and information via our social media channels.

    Date: 25 October 2019

    BDA launches student Social Media Reps initiative


  • Dental Assurance Reviews paused following BDA request

    NHS England has instructed the Business Services Authority (BSA) to pause its recently announced dental assurance reviews, following a request from the BDA.

    Date: 25 October 2019

    Dental Assurance Reviews paused following BDA request


  • Check your pensions statements now for Annual Allowance breaches

    The BDA is urging dentists to ensure they check their pensions statements, to help confirm whether or not they have breached the pensions Annual Allowance, and consequently may have a tax charge to pay.

    Date: 22 October 2019

    Check your pensions statements now for Annual Allowance breaches


  • A history of the toothbrush: new BDA Museum exhibition launches

    The BDA Museum has launched a new temporary exhibition, 'The yardstick by which civilisation is measured: 200 years of the toothbrush', looking the role of the toothbrush in improving people's oral health.

    Date: 11 October 2019

    A history of the toothbrush: new BDA Museum exhibition launches


  • Get involved with the Northern Ireland Branch Council and BDA Benevolent Fund

    BDA members working in Northern Ireland are encouraged to stand for available seats on the Northern Ireland (NI) Branch Council and the BDA Benevolent Fund.

    Date: 10 October 2019

    Get involved with the Northern Ireland Branch Council and BDA Benevolent Fund


  • MHRA issues alert for Emerade Adrenaline Auto-Injectors failures

    The BDA has been notified that a number of Emerade pens (made by an affiliate of Bausch and Lomb UK Limited) have failed to activate meaning the needle is not released from the device and the injection has not administered.

    Date: 10 October 2019

    MHRA issues alert for Emerade Adrenaline Auto-Injectors failures


  • Consultation launched for an ‘opt-out’ levy model for Northern Ireland LDCs

    BDA Northern Ireland is encouraging dentists to respond to a consultation to change the Local Dental Committee (LDC) levy fund collection model from an ‘opt-in’ to an ‘opt-out’ one.

    Date: 02 October 2019

    Consultation launched for an ‘opt-out’ levy model for Northern Ireland LDCs


  • Five seats up for election on the BDA's board

    Five seats on the BDA's board (known as the Principal Executive Committee) are now up for election, with the newly-elected representatives taking their seats in January 2020.

    Date: 30 September 2019

    Five seats up for election on the BDA's board


  • Have your chance to shape the BDA - Membership survey

    We are asking BDA members their thoughts on the services we provide and how we might be able to improve our membership offer.

    Date: 25 September 2019

    Have your chance to shape the BDA - Membership survey


  • Northern Ireland needs to reconnect oral health with wider health policy

    BDA Northern Ireland representatives recently met with Richard Pengelly, Permanent Secretary and the Chief Dental Officer, Simon Reid, and made the case that oral health needs to reconnect with wider health policy, to ensure 'the mouth is put back in the body'.

    Date: 18 September 2019

    Northern Ireland needs to reconnect oral health with wider health policy