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  • New figures reveal depth of Scotland's access crisis

    The British Dental Association has called on the Scottish Government to fix the broken system underpinning NHS dentistry, as new data reveals little sign of a recovery in attendance and ever-widening health inequalities.

    Date: 24 January 2023

    New figures reveal depth of Scotland's access crisis


  • ​Doctors and dentists unite on pay review process that's unfit for purpose

    Doctor and dentist leaders have set out a plan to restore independence to a broken pay review process that is driving talent out of the NHS.

    Date: 19 January 2023

    ​Doctors and dentists unite on pay review process that's unfit for purpose


  • ​Dentists: Government must turn page on eleventh hour pay cuts

    The British Dental Association has said government's approach to pay is driving talent out of the NHS, as below inflation awards leave NHS dentists in England facing a drop in real incomes with no parallel in the UK public sector.

    Date: 11 January 2023

    ​Dentists: Government must turn page on eleventh hour pay cuts


  • PM mythmaking on crisis in dentistry

    The British Dental Association has urged Rishi Sunak to correct the record, after he offered a wholesale misrepresentation of the crisis facing NHS dentistry at today's PMQs.

    Date: 11 January 2023

    PM mythmaking on crisis in dentistry


  • Welsh Government cooking the books on patient numbers

    The British Dental Association has urged the Welsh Government to correct the record, following misleading claims that 112,000 'extra' dental appointments have been secured by recent reforms.

    Date: 06 January 2023

    Welsh Government cooking the books on patient numbers


  • ​Access problems risk wiping out decades of progress on oral health

    The British Dental Association has warned the latest official research on the impact of the pandemic on access to dental care in England underlines the need for urgent and fundamental reform, with decades of improvements to the nation's oral health now at risk.

    Date: 21 December 2022

    ​Access problems risk wiping out decades of progress on oral health


  • ​Dentistry inquiry offers chance to bring service back from the brink

    The British Dental Association says a new parliamentary inquiry into access to NHS dentistry may represent a last best hope to save the service.

    Date: 08 December 2022

    ​Dentistry inquiry offers chance to bring service back from the brink


  • Dentists: Tweaking broken system will not end NHS access crisis

    The British Dental Association has warned minor tweaks to the widely discredited NHS dental contract will do little to arrest the exodus of dentists from the service or address the crisis in patient access.

    Date: 25 November 2022

    Dentists: Tweaking broken system will not end NHS access crisis


  • Dentists: failure to inflation-proof NHS is gross negligence

    The British Dental Association has condemned failure in the Autumn Statement to set aside funds to fully insulate the NHS from skyrocketing inflation, warning it will amount to deep cuts to frontline services that are already at breaking point.

    Date: 17 November 2022

    Dentists: failure to inflation-proof NHS is gross negligence


  • ​Dentists: Food industry misleading parents on sugar

    The British Dental Association has said government must stamp out misleading marketing claims by children's food manufacturers, in response to damning new research from Action on Sugar.

    Date: 16 November 2022

    ​Dentists: Food industry misleading parents on sugar


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