MPs seek an action plan for the future of NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) greeted the show of unity from MPs on October 20, 2022, regarding fixing the NHS dental service but lamented the government’s failure to commit to reforms.

Chancellor warned further cuts will kill NHS dentistry

Following Jeremy Hunt’s emergency statement on the public finances, the British Dental Association (BDA) has warned any further cuts risk destroying any prospect of saving NHS dentistry in England.

Smoking action plan to be dropped?

Government insiders have suggested that the health secretary, Thérése Coffey, plans to break promises to tackle smoking.

Calls for the government to make regulatory reform top priority

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is calling on the newly appointed health and social care secretary, Thérèse Coffey, to make regulatory reform and support for struggling dental professionals a top...

No return to ‘business as usual’ for Scottish dentists

Dentists have warned that the Scottish government’s last-minute extension of financial support for NHS practices must go hand in hand with reforms to avert a crisis in the service.

NHS dentistry: ministers seek action on reforms

Over 60 cross-party MPs call on the prime minister to act with ‘urgency and ambition’ on access crisis.

Access crisis forces patients to turn to DIY dentistry, reveals new poll

One in five (21 per cent) people who failed to get an NHS dentist appointment in the past year have turned to DIY dentistry, a new poll commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has revealed.

Backlash against Truss’ plan to axe sugar tax

In September 2022 The Guardian received exclusive information from Whitehall prime minister, Liz Truss might be planning to abolish the anti-obesity legislation. But backlash from health experts is...

DHSC update on mandatory reporting of interactions with healthcare professionals

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is preparing to implement new reporting requirements for interactions between industry and healthcare professionals (HCPs).

Crisis in dentistry: New prime minister, chancellor and health secretary must act now

The British Dental Association (BDA) has said the future of NHS dentistry in England will now hinge on action from Downing Street, the Treasury, and the Department of Health, following the election of...

Sealing the gaps in the NHS with overseas recruitment

The health secretary is moving to increase overseas recruitment to seal the gaps in the current NHS workforce, according to The Guardian.  

Dentists call for deeds not words, as Tory leadership candidates pledge to “restore” NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) has stressed that the next prime minister (PM) must commit to urgent reform in NHS dentistry, following commitments from both campaigns to prioritise action on the...