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  • Eddie Crouch elected new chair of the BDA

    Eddie Crouch has been elected as the new chair of the British Dental Association’s Principal Executive Committee (PEC).

    Date: 23 September 2020

    Eddie Crouch elected new chair of the BDA


  • Dentists: Failure to extend flu jabs scheme risks deepening crisis on access

    The British Dental Association has branded as absurd the policy of not extending free flu jabs to cover dentists and their teams, following a bureaucratic error actively encouraging practitioners to take up the offer.

    Date: 18 September 2020

    Dentists: Failure to extend flu jabs scheme risks deepening crisis on access


  • Russ Ladwa inaugurated as BDA's 134th President

    Russ Ladwa, who has held many of the leading roles in UK dentistry, has today taken office as the 134th President of the British Dental Association.

    Date: 16 September 2020

    Russ Ladwa inaugurated as BDA's 134th President


  • ​Hancock must act, as agonising year-long waiting times for tooth extractions set to lengthen

    The BDA has joined with sector leaders and learning disability charity Mencap to press Matt Hancock to set out an action plan to ease the backlog on tooth extractions in hospitals.

    Date: 15 September 2020

    ​Hancock must act, as agonising year-long waiting times for tooth extractions set to lengthen


  • BDA calls on Sunak to set out action plan for service

    The British Dental Association has called on the Chancellor to set out his response to a new report underlining the need for coherent support for dental services, particularly for mixed and private services.

    Date: 01 September 2020

    BDA calls on Sunak to set out action plan for service


  • Dentists urged to drop out-of-date PPE as ministers fail to provide evidence on safety

    The British Dental Association has today advised dentists in Scotland not to use stocks of free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) provided by the Scottish Government, in light of consistent failure by the authorities to provide robust evidence to support claims “revalidated” face masks - some of which are well past their expiry date – are safe.

    Date: 28 August 2020

    Dentists urged to drop out-of-date PPE as ministers fail to provide evidence on safety


  • Dentists: Data misses dramatic fall in access during COVID

    ​The British Dental Association has warned the latest NHS Dental Statistics do not fully show the unprecedented fall in access driven by the COVID pandemic.

    Date: 27 August 2020

    Dentists: Data misses dramatic fall in access during COVID


  • Tooth extractions: Pandemic means crisis will go from bad to worse

    The British Dental Association has warned that latest figures on tooth extractions for children will only get worse, as the pandemic exacerbates deep oral health inequalities.

    Date: 22 August 2020

    Tooth extractions: Pandemic means crisis will go from bad to worse


  • Scottish Government offers assurances that out of date PPE is 'safe to use'​

    The British Dental Association Scotland has reported it has finally received assurances from the Scottish Government that stocks of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) recently supplied to practices are safe to use.

    Date: 21 August 2020

    Scottish Government offers assurances that out of date PPE is 'safe to use'​


  • Double down on prevention: Open letter to Matt Hancock on the future of public health

    ​The BDA has sought urgent clarity on the government’s future plans for public health provision following its pledge to scrap Public Health England.

    Date: 17 August 2020

    Double down on prevention: Open letter to Matt Hancock on the future of public health


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