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  • Scotland: NHS dentistry on the brink as Ministers cut vital support

    The British Dental Association Scotland has warned Ministers they risk undermining the future sustainability of NHS dentistry, as they move to scale down vital financial support for the service.

    Date: 28 June 2022

    Scotland: NHS dentistry on the brink as Ministers cut vital support


  • 100% target fanciful but easy choice for ministers

    The British Dental Association has slammed the moves by NHS England to try and return to business as usual, warning that the new 100% activity target - set to be imposed from 1 July - will offer no flexibility to the thousands of NHS practices struggling to 'live with Covid'.

    Date: 28 June 2022

    100% target fanciful but easy choice for ministers


  • Tiverton: Government paying the price for failing to fix crisis in NHS dentistry

    The British Dental Association has responded to reports that access to NHS dentistry ranked alongside issues with local schools and Partygate in fuelling the Conservatives landslide defeat in the Tiverton by-election.

    Date: 24 June 2022

    Tiverton: Government paying the price for failing to fix crisis in NHS dentistry


  • Modest, marginal tweaks are coming to NHS dentistry, not needed reform

    The British Dental Association has responded to comments from Minister Maria Caulfield MP in the House of Commons today, suggesting that announcements on reform of the failed NHS dental system will be made this side of Parliament's summer recess.

    Date: 14 June 2022

    Modest, marginal tweaks are coming to NHS dentistry, not needed reform


  • Dentists press Javid to correct the record on failed contract fuelling access crisis

    The British Dental Association has pressed Health Secretary Sajid Javid to correct the official record, after he claimed the professional body was the co-author of the discredited NHS contract fuelling the current crisis in NHS dentistry.

    Date: 09 June 2022

    Dentists press Javid to correct the record on failed contract fuelling access crisis


  • Dentists: Vaping not a silver bullet, given huge gaps in science

    The British Dental Association has welcomed the aspirations set out in the Independent review into smokefree 2030 policies to reduce tobacco use, while stressing government must take a guarded approach to promotion of vaping as an alternative, given current gaps in the science.

    Date: 09 June 2022

    Dentists: Vaping not a silver bullet, given huge gaps in science


  • New report shows pandemic has supercharged crisis facing dentists and their patients​

    The British Dental Association has welcomed new and wide-ranging reports from the regulator the General Dental Council, pointing to the devastating impact the pandemic has had on both patients and the dental profession. With access and workforce problems the norm, even before COVID, dentist leaders warn that oral health inequality will only widen until government delivers needed reform.

    Date: 09 June 2022

    New report shows pandemic has supercharged crisis facing dentists and their patients​


  • Dentists: failed contract remains elephant in the room as integration of primary care kicks off

    The British Dental Association has warned the moves announced today to bring forward integration of primary care will be undermined from the start by the government’s failure to move forward on reform of NHS dentistry.

    Date: 26 May 2022

    Dentists: failed contract remains elephant in the room as integration of primary care kicks off


  • Nearly half of dentists severing ties with NHS as government fails to move forward on reform

    The British Dental Association warns an unprecedented collapse in NHS commitment among dentists in England could spell the end for the service without radical and urgent action from government.

    Date: 24 May 2022

    Nearly half of dentists severing ties with NHS as government fails to move forward on reform


  • Dentists call for NHS charge freeze as cost of living crisis bites

    With inflation now at a 40-year high, the British Dental Association has called on Health Secretary Sajid Javid to follow the precedent set with NHS prescriptions and freeze NHS dental charges for the foreseeable future.

    Date: 21 May 2022

    Dentists call for NHS charge freeze as cost of living crisis bites


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