Politics

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. 

Society questions health committee on its plans for dentistry

In advance of the Health & Social Care Select Committee’s scheduled panel enquiry on March 19, 2024, the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry’s (BSPD) president, Paula Waterhouse, has written to...

Only one per cent of dentists believe the government's dental plan is capable of meeting its objective

The British Dental Association has released the results of its survey of dentists in England. The professional body says that the governments plans may actually reduce access for NHS patients.

Seventy-five per cent of Northern Irish dentists have reduced their NHS commitment

Ahead of giving evidence to Stormont’s Windsor Framework Democratic Scrutiny Committee, the British Dental Association (BDA) has appealed to the restored government to throw the service a lifeline,...

The Spring Budget and the 60 per cent tax disincentive for higher-earning dentists

Linda Giles and Nathan Poole of Ross Brooke Dental analyse the budget on behalf of NASDAL.

Association responds to Welsh dental fees increase

The British Dental Association (BDA) Wales has warned the Welsh Government’s increase in charges for NHS dentistry must protect vulnerable patients. It is urging the government to put funds to work to...

Senior councillors write to the prime minister to call for tobacco legislation

A senior group of councillors from across the political spectrum wrote to the prime minister on March 1, 2024, to urge him to publish the ‘Tobacco and Vapes Bill’ at the earliest opportunity.

Patients are travelling to India for dental care, says Scottish minister

Willie Rennie, a Scottish Liberal Democrat, accused the SNP Government of “excruciating neglect” on February 20, 2024. He revealed that Scottish patients are having to travel to India for dental care...

CEO of London clinics calls for more support for NHS dentistry

The CEO of three of the largest dental clinics in London is calling for an overhaul of NHS dentistry, arguing that the recovery plans announced by the government do not go far enough.

College responds to the government's plans for NHS dentistry

The College of General Dentistry (CGdent) has published its response to the government’s Dental Recovery Plan.

Unpacking the government's recovery plan: A game changer or just talk?

The Oral Health Foundation has broken down the 23 key points of the government’s dental recovery plans. It considers if it's really going to make a big difference.

NHS dental recovery plan: Millions more dental appointments to be offered

Published on February 7, 2024, by the NHS and the government, the NHS Dental Recovery Plan could see up to 2.5m additional appointments delivered to patients over the next 12 months. Up to 1.5m extra...