No practices taking on new NHS patients in Reading

Green Party research has shown that no dentist is taking on new NHS patients in Reading. Green campaigner Kate Nikulina is petitioning Reading Council to lobby the Integrated Care Board and the...

Headteacher estimates that a quarter of students vape

Laranya Caslin, principal of St George’s Academy in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, was asked to join a Health and Social Care Committee panel to provide evidence on tackling youth vaping.

Workforce plan attempting to ‘handcuff the next generation to a sinking ship’, says association

The British Dental Association (BDA) has expressed deep concern that the new NHS Long Term Workforce Plan is setting out aspirations to tie dental graduates to a failed NHS system, with no tangible...

MPs urge the government to listen to voters and deliver a Smokefree 2030

In a Westminster Hall debate on June 20, 2023, the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smoking and Health called on the Government to listen to the voters and make Big Tobacco pay to deliver a...

Smoking charity calls for action on youth vaping legislation

On June 28, 2023, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) gave evidence to the Health and Social Care Committee’s topical session on vaping. ASH is urging the committee to call the government to account...

Minister joins calls to restrict the marketing of vapes to children

England’s children’s commissioner has urged the government to crack down on the “insidious” marketing of vapes to young people.

‘Covid hit dentistry like no other part of the NHS’

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned Scottish MSPs the pandemic has had an unparalleled impact on NHS dentistry, which leaves the service facing an existential threat. 

Task force to tackle “shocking” crisis in dental care

A task force is being set up to tackle Plymouth’s growing dental crisis, following a commitment from the new council administration.

More than a quarter of children go without dental check-ups for two years

Research by the Scottish Liberal Democrats has found that more than a quarter of children registered with an NHS dentist haven't had a dental check-up in the last two years.

MP meets with constituents to discuss the issues facing dentistry

Preseli Pembrooke MP, Stephen Crabb, visited My Smile dental practice in Milford Haven, Wales, where he spoke to families and professionals to seek a better understanding of how the Welsh dental...

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.