General Health

Demand for private healthcare surging

A report by LaingBuisson into the UK health cover market states demand for private care, including dental cover, is at its highest level since 2008.  

Over 30 per cent of NHS staff have taken mental health leave

More than three in ten (31 per cent) NHS employees have had to take time off work with mental health issues in the past year, according to a UNISON survey published on April 7, 2024.

£1.5m investment to improve in-work health services

Reforms to occupational health services will be shaped through a £1.5m innovation fund as the government continues its drive to tackle in-work sickness and boost economic activity using new technology...

Almost £11bn could be saved if England goes smoke free

Making England completely smoke-free could free up £10.9bn and provide substantial benefits to local economies, a study has shown. 

Council to spend £23m to help create a smokefree generation

Hampshire County Council has said up to £23m will be spent from April 2025 over the following seven years to support smokers to quit. The council also aims to help stop people from taking up the habit...

Update the dental antibiotic guidelines to protect high-risk heart patients, urge researchers

Researchers led by the University of Sheffield are urging the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to review dental antibiotic prophylaxis guidelines to protect those at high risk...

Water fluoridation: An opportunity for dental professionals to advocate for improved oral health

As the government’s launch a new consultation into water fluoridation in the North East, the Oral Health Foundation is encouraging dental professionals to seize this opportunity by liaising with local...

Best and worst easter eggs for your teeth, ranked by a dentist

Ferakh Hamid reveals how you can enjoy these sweet treats without compromising oral hygiene. 

Water fluoridation scheme expands in the northeast

Plans to expand water fluoridation in the northeast of England to help tackle tooth decay have been put out to public consultation on March 25, 2024, the government has announced.

Smokefree generation one step closer as bill introduced

A new bill to protect future generations across the UK from the harmful impacts of smoking and build a better future for our children will be introduced to Parliament on March 20, 2024. 

Understanding menopause

Fazeela Khan-Osbourne explores its impact on dental treatment.

Supporting patients through menopause  

Tom Alcraft reviews data on the importance of patient education.