Politics

Chief dental officer for England to stand down

Sara Hurley, the chief dental officer for England is standing down after eight years in the job to focus on her new roles as a non-executive director at Surrey Heartlands ICB and as an independent...

Prime minister pledges to tackle vapes targeted at children

On May 25, 2023, Rishi Sunak appeared on ITV’s This Morning for a short interview. The conversation eventually turned to recent vaping headlines.

Association says “savage cuts” could have an “irreversible” impact on dentistry in Northern Ireland

The British Dental Association (BDA) Northern Ireland has responded to analysis by the Department of Health suggesting that cutting over £1/4 billion can be achieved without damage to services.

Minister warns NHS dentistry in the East of England is at risk of “collapse”

On May 16, 2023, Westminster Hall hosted a debate on the state of NHS dental services in the East of England.

“The pace of change is still disappointingly slow”: GDC comments on regulatory reform

Government proposals that pave the way for full-scale reform of the regulatory frameworks of all healthcare professional regulators, including the General Dental Council (GDC), closed for comments on...

Spokesperson says dental care is at risk of becoming a “luxury”

Paula Bradshaw MLA, the health spokesperson for the Alliance Party of Northern Ireland, has said a failure to address issues impacting health service dentistry will only add to pressures on the Health...

Association warns future of service in Northern Ireland now at risk

The British Dental Association has warned officials that planned cuts will devastate a service already on the brink.

Scottish dentist juniors to join strike action

The British Dental Association has announced that dentists in Scotland, employed under the same contract as junior doctors, will join their medical colleagues in a 72-hour walkout.

Association says the prime minister has a “crisis? What crisis?” attitude to dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) has criticised the Prime Minister’s response to a question on the crisis in dentistry at PMQs on May 10, 2023.

Rising costs “risk pricing patients out of care” MP warns  

Richard Foord, MP for Tiverton and Honiton, has warned that the increasing cost of NHS dental fees across England will see patients across Devon priced out of essential care and fuel a rise in...

Association demands politicians drop plans for further NHS charge hikes

The British Dental Association has demanded that the Secretary of State for Health drop plans for a further four per cent increase in NHS charges in England next year.

Association launches policy proposals for NHS dentistry in Scotland

Following the Association of Dental Group’s (ADG’s) first roundtable meeting of its new Scotland branch in February 2023 in Edinburgh, the trade body has launched its Scottish “Six to Fix” policy...