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  • Dentists: Higher examination fees will do little to address the backlog of unmet patient care

    The British Dental Association Scotland has said the higher fees for examination announced this week will do little to address the colossal backlog of unmet patient care that has accumulated during the pandemic.

    Date: 18 January 2022

    Dentists: Higher examination fees will do little to address the backlog of unmet patient care


  • Pioneering NHS dentists thrown under bus by government

    The BDA has condemned the gulf in support offered to over 100 pioneering practices in England, who after years of testing new ways of providing NHS care, are being forced back to working to historic models of care from April.

    Date: 14 January 2022

    Pioneering NHS dentists thrown under bus by government


  • Dentists instructed to churn through NHS appointments in face of Omicron wave

    The British Dental Association has condemned the government’s decision to impose unrealistic activity targets on NHS dentists during the Omicron wave.

    Date: 22 December 2021

    Dentists instructed to churn through NHS appointments in face of Omicron wave


  • Mandatory vaccination plans set to devastate dental services

    The British Dental Association has warned fast-tracked parliamentary approval of mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers is set to have a calamitous impact on dental services already stretched to breaking point, with new evidence suggesting levels of hesitancy could push thousands out of the workforce.

    Date: 14 December 2021

    Mandatory vaccination plans set to devastate dental services


  • Omicron threat leaves dentists struggling to restore services

    The British Dental Association has warned that recent moves to ease the high levels of pandemic restrictions facing dental practices in England are unlikely to soften access problems, as new evidence from Healthwatch England highlights the ongoing crisis facing dental services, including the high numbers of children missing out on care.

    Date: 12 December 2021

    Omicron threat leaves dentists struggling to restore services


  • Dentists: New guidelines will not soften blow of Scottish Government plans

    The British Dental Association Scotland has said new standard operating procedures for dentists published today will not restore access to pre-COVID levels.

    Date: 29 November 2021

    Dentists: New guidelines will not soften blow of Scottish Government plans


  • New COVID guidelines unlikely to bring 'business as usual' back to dentistry

    The British Dental Association has said new standard operating procedures for dentists in England published this evening are unlikely to represent a silver bullet for restoring patient access to services.

    Date: 25 November 2021

    New COVID guidelines unlikely to bring 'business as usual' back to dentistry


  • ​Dental funding boost mustn't forget services for Wales' most vulnerable

    BDA Wales has welcomed commitments for additional funding for high street NHS dental services, but stressed support must also be provided to community services, treating the nation's most vulnerable adults and children.

    Date: 17 November 2021

    ​Dental funding boost mustn't forget services for Wales' most vulnerable


  • Dentists: Placeholder prescriptions undoing years of progress in fight against antibiotic resistance

    The BDA has warned that ongoing difficulties in accessing dental services risk fuelling the parallel health crisis of antibiotic resistance, as new data from the UK Health Security Agency underlines the surge in prescriptions in the dental sector.

    Date: 17 November 2021

    Dentists: Placeholder prescriptions undoing years of progress in fight against antibiotic resistance


  • Dentists accuse Rees-Mogg of misleading House over NHS funding

    The British Dental Association has accused the Leader of the House Jacob Rees-Mogg MP of misleading Parliament after he claimed that NHS dental services were benefitting from the NHS 'catch-up' programme.

    Date: 04 November 2021

    Dentists accuse Rees-Mogg of misleading House over NHS funding


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