Minister expresses anger at new dental charges

Ian Liddell-Grainger MP has criticised a further rise in dental charges, warning it will mean more people putting off having vital treatment.

Bath MP addresses gaps in government data collection

At Business of the House on April 20, 2023, the MP for Bath questioned the leader of the House of Commons, Penny Mordaunt, on NHS dentistry data.

Association says the government needs a “reality check” 

The British Dental Association (BDA) has responded to new analysis commissioned by the Liberal Democrats, warning that the picture is far worse owing to the paucity of official data. 

Data reveals rise in “dental deserts”  

Over six in ten local areas in England have seen a rise in the number of people per dentist since 2019, new analysis commissioned by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. 

Council to discuss the pressures of post-pandemic dentistry

Following a new report, Shropshire Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board expects to hear that dental services have not yet been restored to pre-pandemic levels.  

Free trade deal is a major threat to UK public health, warn experts

The new deal will make it harder for the UK to regulate tobacco and alcohol or ban products like those containing harmful pesticides, warns analysts.

Welsh first minister faces questions on the access crisis

On March 28, 2023, the first minister of Wales was questioned by politicians on the growing NHS dentistry waiting list.

Smokers urged to swap cigarettes for vapes in world first scheme

One million smokers will be encouraged to swap cigarettes for vapes under a pioneering new “swap to stop” scheme designed to improve the health of the nation and cut smoking rates.

Crackdown on the illegal sale of vapes to children

The government has unveiled tough new measures to combat the illegal sale of vapes to under-18s as part of its plans to reduce smoking and tackle youth vaping.

Suffolk MP supports NHS integrated care plan

The NHS’ plan to integrate dentistry within local care has been endorsed by Suffolk MP and former health secretary Therese Coffey.

Scottish minister demands action on “exodus” of NHS dentists

South Scotland MSP Colin Smyth has demanded action from the Scottish Government on the “exodus” of dentists from the NHS in Dumfries and Galloway.

Association encourages the government to integrate care

The British Dental Association has urged the government to act on recommendations from the NHS Confederation, that wholesale reform is needed as Integrated Care Boards take responsibility for NHS...