Minimum Unit Pricing has ‘positive impact’ on health

Report concludes the Scottish Government’s alcohol policy has saved lives and cut hospital admissions.

1,750 extra hours of dental appointments

Giles Watling MP, the member of parliament for Clacton, has welcomed the news that the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS) and {my}Dentist have announced a joint partnership to...

Scottish Government urged to implement further dentistry reforms

The British Dental Association (BDA) has said Scottish Government reforms to NHS dentistry fall short of the root and branch change required to make the service fit for the 2020s.

Increased fees for Scottish NHS dentists

NHS dental teams will receive increased fees under a new payment structure which will help them to provide enhanced NHS care and treatment.

‘An essential service that must be protected at any cost’: charity supports NHS dentistry report

The Oral Health Foundation has welcomed a new damning report exposing the unacceptable decline of NHS dentistry.

Half of the public thinks the government is not doing enough to reduce smoking

New data published on July 19, 2023, shows that the public believes further action is needed to tackle smoking. The data is published as MPs and peers gather at an event hosted by the All-Party...

27,000 children on waiting lists for specialised dental care

27,000 children in England are stuck on NHS waiting lists for specialist dental care, including some with severe tooth decay or other serious dental problems, figures uncovered by the Liberal...

Impose heavier restrictions on disposable vapes to limit child use, urges committee

The government should consider bringing restrictions on packaging and marketing of vapes in line with those that apply to tobacco products to tackle a rise in use among children.

Association calls for reforms ahead of the government’s summer recess

As parliament prepares to break for summer recess, the British Dental Association (BDA) has expressed its dismay at the government’s failure to honour pledges to implement a recovery plan for NHS...

Harrogate and district has the longest average waiting time in England for children

The NHS waiting list for specialist dental care in Harrogate & District has reached 1362 children. The figure includes some with severe tooth decay or other serious dental problems, figures uncovered...

‘Vaping is a fast-growing problem’: Children’s commissioner responds to government consultation

Rachel de Souza, the children’s commissioner for England, released a statement following the conclusion of the government’s consultation on youth vaping.

Association welcomes expansion of dental training

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) has welcomed the publication of the first ever Long-Term Workforce Plan published by the NHS and backed by the government.