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  • Breakthrough on furlough for mixed practices

    The BDA has welcomed conformation from both the Treasury and NHS England that mixed practices can make full use of the furlough scheme in proportion to their private activity.

    Date: 04 April 2020

    Breakthrough on furlough for mixed practices


  • COVID-19: NI dentists volunteer in huge numbers for new emergency service

    The British Dental Association Northern Ireland has commended the hundreds of dentists who rallied around to the HSCB’s call for volunteers to run emergency dental clinics during the lock-down period of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Date: 01 April 2020

    COVID-19: NI dentists volunteer in huge numbers for new emergency service


  • ​BDA Indemnity supports members with immediate cost reductions of up to 80%

    The BDA will continue to offer unparalleled support and flexibility for its members during the COVID-19 pandemic, enabling members to immediately reduce rates while maintaining all of the benefits, protections and security of the RSA-underwritten policy.

    Date: 31 March 2020

    ​BDA Indemnity supports members with immediate cost reductions of up to 80%


  • Dentists dispute Jenrick PPE claims

    The BDA has disputed claims from Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick made during today’s Downing Street briefing that all dental practices have received fresh supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE).

    Date: 29 March 2020

    Dentists dispute Jenrick PPE claims


  • Dentists warn failure to support self-employed may have devastating impact on service

    The BDA has warned means-testing of support for the self-employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic will have potentially catastrophic impact on large parts of the dental workforce, particularly those providing private care.

    Date: 26 March 2020

    Dentists warn failure to support self-employed may have devastating impact on service


  • Dentists warn of hole in plans to support service through pandemic

    The BDA has responded to the long-awaited package of support from NHS England for dental practices at risk of collapse in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Date: 25 March 2020

    Dentists warn of hole in plans to support service through pandemic


  • Real energy needed for urgent care plan to avoid postcode lottery

    The BDA has called on government to offer concrete support for a new dedicated emergency dental system, as routine care on the high street ends following the latest guidelines from NHS England.

    Date: 25 March 2020

    Real energy needed for urgent care plan to avoid postcode lottery


  • Dentists: Official indifference leaving service, practitioners and patients at risk

    The British Dental Association has blasted failure by authorities in England to update clinical advice to reflect the seriousness of the UK’s footing or to set out a support package that threatens the future of NHS dental services.

    Date: 24 March 2020

    Dentists: Official indifference leaving service, practitioners and patients at risk


  • BDA calls on PM to back Temporary Income Protection Fund

    We have joined forces with the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) and groups representing a diverse range of self-employed workers, to press government to implement a Temporary Income Protection Fund to aid contractors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Date: 24 March 2020

    BDA calls on PM to back Temporary Income Protection Fund


  • Employed dentists make call to shape a role in COVID-19 response

    The BDA has urged the NHS to discuss what role over 3000 employed dentists can play in the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Date: 20 March 2020

    Employed dentists make call to shape a role in COVID-19 response


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