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  • Dentists: £500 'gift' no substitute for decent pay

    The British Dental Association Scotland has said that the £500 'gift' to frontline NHS workers is no substitute for long-term commitments to above-inflation pay awards.

    Date: 01 December 2020

    Dentists: £500 'gift' no substitute for decent pay


  • Dentists slam wrongheaded NHS charge hike in middle of pandemic

    The BDA has slammed the latest inflation-busting 5% increase in NHS dental charges in England announced today, accusing government of erecting further barriers to care during the COVID pandemic, when services remain so limited and focused on dealing with an unprecedented backlog.

    Date: 23 November 2020

    Dentists slam wrongheaded NHS charge hike in middle of pandemic


  • ​Dentist urge long term clarity on PPE supplies in wake of NAO report

    The BDA has welcomed the National Audit Office’s latest report on procurement during the COVID pandemic, and called for real clarity on the long term supply and distribution of personal protective equipment.

    Date: 18 November 2020

    ​Dentist urge long term clarity on PPE supplies in wake of NAO report


  • Dentists: Government holds the key to restore services to millions

    The BDA has told the Department of Health and Social Care and all devolved administrations that a package of capital funding now offers the only hope of restoring routine services to millions of patients, as a new survey indicates a service in crisis is incapable of delivering investment to meet new rules that could boost access.

    Date: 16 November 2020

    Dentists: Government holds the key to restore services to millions


  • Dentists call on Williamson to back Rashford Plan

    The BDA has joined with leading food charities and education unions to call on Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to guarantee the UK’s children have access to decent food over Christmas.

    Date: 06 November 2020

    Dentists call on Williamson to back Rashford Plan


  • Dental services in England set to continue in second lockdown

    The British Dental Association has urged the government to deliver better communications with healthcare agencies and the wider workforce, following belated confirmation from Downing Street that dental services in England “can stay open” during the four-week period of additional restrictions from 5 November.

    Date: 02 November 2020

    Dental services in England set to continue in second lockdown


  • ​Dentists: Patient expectations need managing as ‘full service’ resumes in Scotland

    The British Dental Association Scotland has warned that the reintroduction of the ‘full range’ of NHS treatments from Sunday 1 November will not signal a return to routine care, as a new poll reveals the limited capacity in the service.

    Date: 31 October 2020

    ​Dentists: Patient expectations need managing as ‘full service’ resumes in Scotland


  • Concerns about the return to full NHS dentistry in Scotland

    The British Dental Association Scotland has warned of the increased pressure on dental practices and their financial sustainability following the release of further details on the return to full NHS treatments on 1 November.

    Date: 26 October 2020

    Concerns about the return to full NHS dentistry in Scotland


  • Dentists to deliver jabs, but won’t be covered by ‘most comprehensive flu jab programme in history’

    The BDA is seeking urgent clarification on why, when access to dental services are still so limited, dentists and dental teams remain excluded from coverage in the widest-reaching flu vaccination programme on record.

    Date: 23 October 2020

    Dentists to deliver jabs, but won’t be covered by ‘most comprehensive flu jab programme in history’


  • Dentists: Time for VAT on PPE to go the way of the Tampon Tax

    The BDA has warned Rishi Sunak that failure to extend the VAT exemption for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will heap further pressures on health and social care providers already facing an uncertain future.

    Date: 21 October 2020

    Dentists: Time for VAT on PPE to go the way of the Tampon Tax


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