Councillors lobby the health secretary on NHS dentistry and vapes

Concerns over poor access to NHS dentists, and the easy availability of single-use vapes, were the subjects of separate motions agreed by the full meeting of Eastleigh Borough Council.

Plans progressed to create a smokefree generation

Plans to introduce the most significant public health intervention in a generation and phase out smoking are progressing at pace, as the government’s consultation closed on December 6, 2023.

Just two out of 14 Scottish health boards meet smoking target

Alex Cole-Hamilton, Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, has said the Scottish Government are running out of puff as he revealed that the health service’s target for helping people quit smoking has been...

Association to have its say on government’s pay deal

The British Dental Association (BDA) has indicated it will move to hold a referendum on government pledges to change consultant pay scales and the pay review process.

Autumn statement will hit the vulnerable, says association

The British Dental Association (BDA) has criticised moves in the Autumn Statement that could withdraw free dental care from the long-term sick while offering no additional resources to support the...

An autumn statement worth shouting about

Richard Lishman reflects on what it means for dental professionals.

Getting on track to achieve the UK's smokefree vision

The backbench All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Smoking and Health launched its manifesto for a Smokefree future on November 9, 2023, calling on the government to make Big Tobacco pay to deliver...

Association urges new team at the Department of Health for dentistry reforms

With change at the top of the Department of Health and Social Care, the British Dental Association (BDA) has stressed that real urgency and ambition are required to ensure NHS dentistry has a future.

Society writes to the secretary of state for health to highlight the impact of sugar on children’s health

At the start of Sugar Awareness Week (13–19 November 2023), Professor Paula Waterhouse, BSPD’s president, wrote to the new secretary of state for health and social care to congratulate her on the new...

Minister questions why dentistry was not addressed in the king’s speech

Helen Morgan, Liberal Democrat MP for North Shropshire, has criticised the government for failing to address the crisis in NHS dental care.

Scottish minister voices concerns over reforms to the dental system

Claire Baker, Fife MSP, has expressed unease about what the changes introduced to the Scottish dental model will mean for patients. The change is expected to see a fall in visits and an increase in...

Clawback from NHS dentistry to be used to cover strike costs

The British Dental Association (BDA) has released its reaction to plans by NHS England to use ‘underspends’ in NHS dentistry to pay for costs incurred by recent strikes across secondary care.