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  • ​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


  • ​Dentists tell Chancellor further cuts will kill NHS dentistry

    Following Jeremy Hunt's emergency statement on the public finances, the British Dental Association has warned any further cuts risk destroying any prospect of saving NHS dentistry in England.

    Date: 17 October 2022

    ​Dentists tell Chancellor further cuts will kill NHS dentistry


  • 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


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