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  • NHS dentistry: support extended, but there can be no return to 'business as usual'

    Dentists have warned that the Scottish Government's last-minute extension of financial support for NHS practices must go hand in hand with meaningful reform to avert a crisis in the service.

    Date: 23 September 2022

    NHS dentistry: support extended, but there can be no return to 'business as usual'


  • NHS dentistry: Little evidence Ministers are ready to honour pledges on reform

    Over 60 cross-party MPs call on PM to act with 'urgency and ambition' on access crisis.

    Date: 22 September 2022

    NHS dentistry: Little evidence Ministers are ready to honour pledges on reform


  • Crisis in dentistry: New PM, Chancellor and Health Secretary must act now

    The British Dental Association has said the future of NHS dentistry in England will now hinge on action from Downing Street, the Treasury and the Department of Health, following the election of Liz Truss and the appointment of her new top team.

    Date: 07 September 2022

    Crisis in dentistry: New PM, Chancellor and Health Secretary must act now


  • Million new mums miss out on free access to NHS dentistry

    The British Dental Association has said government must urgently move on its pledges to reform NHS dentistry, as analysis of official data reveals close to a million new mums have missed out on free dental care due to the pandemic.

    Date: 07 September 2022

    Million new mums miss out on free access to NHS dentistry


  • ​NHS Dentistry: New figures show service on its last legs

    The British Dental Association says the latest damning data on NHS dentistry in England underlines the need for radical and urgent change.

    Date: 25 August 2022

    ​NHS Dentistry: New figures show service on its last legs


  • ​Dentistry's veteran campaigner downs drill to fight for future of service in Scotland

    The British Dental Association is delighted to announce dentist and experienced campaigner Charlotte Waite will take on a leading role in the fight for the future of dental services in Scotland.

    Date: 10 August 2022

    ​Dentistry's veteran campaigner downs drill to fight for future of service in Scotland


  • NHS dentistry at a tipping point

    9/10 NHS dental practices unable to offer appointments to new adult patients, in the most extensive survey of patient access ever undertaken.

    Date: 08 August 2022

    NHS dentistry at a tipping point


  • ​Welsh Government's 'access boost' fashioned from whole cloth

    The British Dental Association has warned potentially misleading claims that Welsh Government reforms will generate 112,000 new appointments are being used as cover to mask failure to invest in NHS dentistry.

    Date: 27 July 2022

    ​Welsh Government's 'access boost' fashioned from whole cloth


  • Unfit for purpose: Health Committee slams contract fuelling crisis in NHS dentistry

    The British Dental Association has welcomed the conclusions of the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry into Workforce: recruitment, training and retention.

    Date: 25 July 2022

    Unfit for purpose: Health Committee slams contract fuelling crisis in NHS dentistry


  • NHS Dentists demand lifeline as 'dental inflation' soars

    Dentists need real support from all four UK governments to withstand the impact of 'dental inflation', now standing at over 11% according to new analysis from the British Dental Association.

    Date: 20 July 2022

    NHS Dentists demand lifeline as 'dental inflation' soars


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