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  • 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


  • Bridge2Aid founder Ian Wilson honoured

    Ian Wilson has been honoured with a Certificate of Merit in the BDA's recent round of Honours and Awards, for his impressive contribution to improving dental care in developing countries

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Bridge2Aid founder Ian Wilson honoured


  • Young dentist honoured for passion and commitment

    Dipesh Kothari has been honoured with the Joy Harrild Award for Young Dentists in this year's round of BDA Honours and Awards, for his personal commitment to and passion for his profession.

    Date: 06 January 2019

    Young dentist honoured for passion and commitment


  • BDA Northern Ireland Branch programme 2019

    BDA Northern Ireland Branch President Claudette Christie has visited Diamond Dental Clinic in Cookstown to launch the 2019 Branch programme.

    Date: 04 January 2019

    BDA Northern Ireland Branch programme 2019


  • Update: Amalgam separators on dirty sinks and washer disinfectors

    The BDA has received queries from members about amalgam separators and whether there is a need to install them on dirty sinks and washer disinfectors.

    Date: 21 December 2018

    Update: Amalgam separators on dirty sinks and washer disinfectors


  • Review of RQIA 'a welcome opportunity' for dentistry

    BDA Northern Ireland has reacted positively to a major review being undertaken of the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority, and the policy and legislation that underpins healthcare regulation by the Department of Health.

    Date: 20 December 2018

    Review of RQIA 'a welcome opportunity' for dentistry


  • GDC registration deadline approaching: renew by 31 December 2018

    The GDC is reminding dentists to renew their registration before 31 December 2018, to ensure they stay on the register.

    Date: 19 December 2018

    GDC registration deadline approaching: renew by 31 December 2018


  • BDA Benevolent Fund Christmas appeal 2018

    The BDA's Benevolent Fund is running a Christmas appeal to raise funds to for dentists in need.

    Date: 14 December 2018

    BDA Benevolent Fund Christmas appeal 2018


  • National Performers list update

    The BDA is pleased to hear that NHS England have clarified that dental performers are currently not required to notify PCSE of a change to practice details, whilst their new online service is still in development.

    Date: 12 December 2018

    National Performers list update


  • LDC Officials Day 2018

    The annual Local Dental Committees (LDCs) Officials Day took place on Friday 30 November in London, welcoming LDC reps from across the UK to discuss some of the big issues in dental politics today.

    Date: 12 December 2018

    LDC Officials Day 2018


  • Northern Ireland CDS contract update

    BDA Northern Ireland has received written confirmation from Department of Health Permanent Secretary, Richard Pengelly, that Department of Finance approval is now in place to move forward on the implementation of new CDS contract.

    Date: 12 December 2018

    Northern Ireland CDS contract update


  • BDA board election results – 2019-21

    The results for the BDA board (Principal Executive Committee) elections are now in and we are pleased to announce the results for the 2019-21 triennium.

    Date: 11 December 2018

    BDA board election results – 2019-21


  • NHS Employers resource for employing SAS dentists

    NHS Employers has produced a new resource to support clinical departments in order to assess the standards surrounding contracts, job planning, development and recruitment of specialty and associate specialists (SAS) doctors and dentists.

    Date: 06 December 2018

    NHS Employers resource for employing SAS dentists


  • EU Settlement Scheme – pilot for healthcare professionals

    The UK Home Office has launched a pilot aimed at healthcare professionals from the EU for settled status.

    Date: 04 December 2018

    EU Settlement Scheme – pilot for healthcare professionals


  • BDA Principal Executive Committee elections now open

    Voting for the contested seats for this year's BDA Principal Executive Committee (PEC) ballot is now open

    Date: 19 November 2018

    BDA Principal Executive Committee elections now open


  • Associate dentists: have you been contacted by HMRC about your employment status?

    We have heard reports that HMRC has been writing to more associate dentists, asking them to attend interviews.

    Date: 14 November 2018

    Associate dentists: have you been contacted by HMRC about your employment status?


  • BDA Northern Ireland repeats call for urgent action on HPV vaccine

    The urgent need to introduce the Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine for local boys was the BDA Northern Ireland’s overarching ask at the Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s annual Men’s Health recent conference.

    Date: 11 November 2018

    BDA Northern Ireland repeats call for urgent action on HPV vaccine


  • EpiPen supply disruption - Practices urged to renew anaphylaxis kits with adrenaline ampoules not AAIs

    The Chief Dental Officer for England has written to dentists in response to the disruption in the supply of EpiPen® and EpiPen Junior® adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs).

    Date: 29 October 2018

    EpiPen supply disruption - Practices urged to renew anaphylaxis kits with adrenaline ampoules not AAIs


  • ​Revised 'Standards in Dentistry' published by FGDP (UK)

    The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK has published the second edition of Standards in Dentistry, aimed at general dental practitioners and their teams to use as a personal or practice-based quality assessment.

    Date: 19 October 2018

    ​Revised 'Standards in Dentistry' published by FGDP (UK)


  • Increase in dental fee scales, salaries and charges in Scotland

    Following news of the pay uplift for 2018/19 for high-street dentists in Scotland, the revised Determination 1 to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR) comes into force from 1 November 2018.

    Date: 17 October 2018

    Increase in dental fee scales, salaries and charges in Scotland


  • ​Issues with Scottish electronic orthodontic claim forms

    Following concerns raised by BDA members in Scotland over orthodontic contracts, we raised the issue with Scottish Government and we are pleased to hear they are now deferring the coming-into-force date for orthodontic payment claim forms, and requests for prior approval.

    Date: 17 October 2018

    ​Issues with Scottish electronic orthodontic claim forms


  • BDA representatives elected to key positions with FDI World Dental Federation

    Two leading members of the British Dental Association have been elected to serve the FDI World Dental Federation, at this year's World Dental Congress in Argentina.

    Date: 11 October 2018

    BDA representatives elected to key positions with FDI World Dental Federation


  • Up close and medical: bringing together London's health museums

    The BDA Museum is delighted to be hosting this year's 'Up close and medical' event on Saturday 27 October from 2-5pm in London.

    Date: 05 October 2018

    Up close and medical: bringing together London's health museums


  • Update on NHS PSD e-Dental Programme: Phase 2

    The BDA has received reports from dentists about concerns over the introduction of NHS Practitioner Services Division's (PSD) e-Dental Programme Phase 2.

    Date: 21 September 2018

    Update on NHS PSD e-Dental Programme: Phase 2


  • Academic dentists: your views needed

    We are seeking the views of dentists working within the higher education sector across the UK to help gain a greater understanding of the issues facing academic dentists.

    Date: 13 September 2018

    Academic dentists: your views needed


  • CPD compliance statements – nearly 900 DCPs' registration at risk

    Up to 900 DCPs could be risking removal from the register, the GDC has warned.

    Date: 12 September 2018

    CPD compliance statements – nearly 900 DCPs' registration at risk


  • Final year students reminded to submit their DFT application

    The application process for dental foundation training places in 2019 will be closing on Monday 17 September 2018 at 16:00.

    Date: 11 September 2018

    Final year students reminded to submit their DFT application


  • Moving on from your foundation dentist year?

    If you’ve just concluded your year as a foundation dentist in England and haven’t yet had submitted your request to have your status on the National Performer List changed please do so asap.

    Date: 11 September 2018

    Moving on from your foundation dentist year?


  • Oral cancer services – seeking the views of dentists in Scotland

    The BDA is surveying dentists in Scotland to find out about their experiences of oral cancer services in their area.

    Date: 10 September 2018

    Oral cancer services – seeking the views of dentists in Scotland


  • Antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: guidance for dentists

    The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has published new implementation advice on Antibiotic Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis, which is available to be used by all dentists across the UK.

    Date: 30 August 2018

    Antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: guidance for dentists


  • ​New commissioning and contracts for prison dental services

    We are taking part in collaborative work to develop a new service specification for prison dental services by NHS England Health and Justice, Public Health England and the National Association of Prison Dentistry UK.

    Date: 29 August 2018

    ​New commissioning and contracts for prison dental services


  • New guidance on safeguarding vulnerable adults launched

    New guidance for healthcare workers on safeguarding adults at risk was launched this month by the Royal College of Nursing, which includes input from the British Dental Association (BDA) and 30 Royal Colleges.

    Date: 28 August 2018

    New guidance on safeguarding vulnerable adults launched


  • Community dentist? We want to hear from you

    The BDA is exploring changes to the CDS and PDS in the UK. The findings will help support those working within the services and assist in the development of policy and strategy for the CDS and PDS, vulnerable populations and health inequalities.

    Date: 17 August 2018

    Community dentist? We want to hear from you