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  • 'Levelling up' on health empty words without plan for dentistry

    The British Dental Association has warned Health Secretary Sajid Javid's ambition to level up on health will be impossible to deliver without real ambition to reform a broken NHS dental service.

    Date: 05 October 2021

    'Levelling up' on health empty words without plan for dentistry


  • 65% target: Twelfth hour notice just not acceptable

    The BDA has criticised the NHS England approach to the latest hike in NHS activity targets, imposed with minutes to spare, and ahead of any meaningful relaxation of COVID restrictions.

    Date: 30 September 2021

    65% target: Twelfth hour notice just not acceptable


  • Racism at GDC: BDA calls for proper safeguards to protect all registrants

    The BDA has called on the General Dental Council to ensure it offers meaningful protection to all registrants, following the suspension of a Practice Committee Member for making racially motivated comments.

    Date: 30 September 2021

    Racism at GDC: BDA calls for proper safeguards to protect all registrants


  • Uncertainty on targets another slap in the face for NHS dentists

    The British Dental Association has accused the authorities of treating NHS dentists across England with disrespect following a failure to provide clarity on the NHS contractual arrangements set to commence on Friday 1 October 2021.

    Date: 24 September 2021

    Uncertainty on targets another slap in the face for NHS dentists


  • Dentist say seize the moment, as CMOs back water fluoridation

    The BDA has welcomed the new joint statement from all four UK Chief Medical Officers highlighting the benefits of water fluoridation in reducing tooth decay.

    Date: 23 September 2021

    Dentist say seize the moment, as CMOs back water fluoridation


  • Advancing Dental Care: Funding vital to realise ambitions

    The BDA has said new funding is essential to realise the ambitions set out in Health Education England’s Advancing Dental Care review.

    Date: 22 September 2021

    Advancing Dental Care: Funding vital to realise ambitions


  • Professor Liz Kay takes office as BDA’s 135th President

    Professor Liz Kay, a leading dental academic and dental public health specialist, has taken up office as the 135th president of the British Dental Association.

    Date: 08 September 2021

    Professor Liz Kay takes office as BDA’s 135th President


  • SNOMED disruption: urgent statement now required

    The British Dental Association has urged NHSX and the Office of the Chief Dental Officer to issue an urgent statement on the status of SNOMED CT, following updates instructing practices to implement the system from 1 September 2021.

    Date: 02 September 2021

    SNOMED disruption: urgent statement now required


  • 500 dentists call on NI Government to ensure service survives pandemic

    BDA NI and 500 high street dentists have written to Health Minister Robin Swann to call time on the dire situation facing Health Service dentistry, urging the Department of Health to set out tangible solutions to overhaul the decades-old General Dental Services (GDS) contract.

    Date: 01 September 2021

    500 dentists call on NI Government to ensure service survives pandemic


  • Support needed as 9 million children miss out on care

    The British Dental Association has stressed government must meaningfully support practices to boost capacity, as new official figures underline the collapse in NHS access during the COVID pandemic.

    Date: 26 August 2021

    Support needed as 9 million children miss out on care


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