Labour considers new smoking measures

In an interview with BBC news, Wes Streeting, the shadow health secretary, has mentioned plans to change the UK’s smoking policy if a Labor government is elected.

Association urging the prime minister to set the record straight

The British Dental Association (BDA) has urged Rishi Sunak to correct the record, after misrepresenting the crisis facing NHS dentistry at PMQs on January 11, 2023.

Scarborough MP fights for dental service

Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and Whitby, has been actively supporting the opening of a new practice in his constituency.

Welsh government prioritising new patients

The British Dental Association (BDA) has urged the Welsh Government to correct the record, following misleading claims that 112,000 “extra” dental appointments have been secured by recent reforms. 

Over 100,000 extra dental appointments this year – but missed appointments continue to bite

The number of additional dental appointments provided this year has reached 109,000, according to the latest Welsh Government data.

Brexit warning

The ADG has issued a “Brexit warning” for dentistry in 2023 following the publication of Health and Brexit by the Nuffield Trust which found the number of EU-trained dentists registering in the UK has...

Government inquiry offers hope for NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) says a new parliamentary inquiry into access to NHS dentistry may represent hope to save the service. 

MPs to examine struggle to access NHS dentistry

The Health and Social Care Committee has launched an inquiry into dentistry following a survey that showed 90 per cent of practices across the UK were not accepting new adult NHS patients.

Autumn Budget 2022: how does it impact dentists?

Richard Lishman diagnoses the consequences for the profession.

MP calls on the government to listen to tobacco retailers

An All Party Group (APPG) on Smoking and Health heard on November 1, 2022, the results of a survey showing that the majority of tobacco retailers support existing tobacco laws and also tougher...

Cross-party debate calls for action to save NHS dentistry

Judith Cummins MP, led a cross-party debate in the Commons, calling on the government to take urgent steps to deal with the crisis in NHS dentistry before it is too late. 

Prime minister questioned on the future of NHS dentistry

In his first prime minister’s questions, Rishi Sunak was asked what lies ahead for NHS dentistry.