Politics

Tackling youth vaping: government sets out next steps to create ‘smokefree generation’

The government has launched a public consultation on youth vaping as part of measures to clamp down on vapes being promoted to children.

Association says dentistry needs reforms and investment

The British Dental Association (BDA) has said the success of reform in NHS dentistry will hinge on appropriate funding. It follows comments by shadow health secretary Wes Streeting that across the...

‘NHS dentistry is hanging by a thread’: Association responds to proposed recovery plans

With the Government yet to honour its pledge to publish a recovery plan for NHS dentistry, the British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed moves from the Labour Party to bring forward its own...

Supervised toothbrushing plan welcomed by children’s society

The Labour Party has proposed a supervised toothbrushing scheme to target three, four and five-year-olds in the 20 per cent most deprived areas in England, which is warmly received by the British...

Association presses ministers for a rescue plan for NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) has urged the government to honour pledges for a rescue plan by sending its message directly to the Conservative Party Conference's delegates. 

Health experts suggest a ban on vaping and smoking outside schools and parks

According to BBC News, a ban on smoking and vaping “outside city schools and in park play areas” could be introduced in Salford.

Government to investigate the impact of endometriosis in the workplace

Six ground-breaking projects, including an investigation looking at how endometriosis impacts women in the workplace, have been awarded £12.4m, the government announced on September 12.

Scotland’s first minister expected to announce a consultation on single-use vapes

According to the Daily Record, Humza Yousaf “is tipped to announce a consultation during his Programme for Government address.”

Yorkshire MP to raise concerns to Integrated Care Board

Concerns about the number of NHS dentists in the Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency are being taken forward by local MP Andrew Jones.

Vape sales to young people sparks alarm bells

Mounting evidence disposable vapes are being used by under-age children should set alarm bells ringing among retailers, says Gillian Mackay. The minister is calling for decisive action to stop the...

York MP holds summit on the dental crisis in the city 

Leaders from the health and dental community have come together to discuss the future of NHS dentistry in York. Following the transfer of NHS dentistry from NHS England to the new local Integrated...

More power could be granted to hygienists

According to a Department of Health and Social Care statement, dental hygienists could be granted the authority to administer more treatments.