Association warns Welsh government’s reforms could damage dental service

Data collated by the British Dental Association (BDA) suggests the Welsh government’s approach to reform may result in dentists withdrawing from the scheme, scaling down, or even ending their NHS...

Dentists joining 72-hour walkout

The British Dental Association has announced that dentists working in hospitals employed under the junior contract will join their medical colleagues in a 72-hour walkout from March 13, 2023.

“Government’s blind pursuit of affordability” risks the future of NHS dentistry, says association

The British Dental Association (BDA) has responded to news that the Department of Health and Social Care has dubbed a below-inflation pay rise of 3.5 per cent as “affordable” for doctors and dentists...

Union urges the government to prioritise reform of dental regulator

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) has expressed disappointment and dismay at a government announcement confirming that the General Dental Council (GDC) is not one of the healthcare regulators to be...

Regulator disappointed at the pace of reform

Steps towards reform to the legislation that underpins the UK’s healthcare regulators were taken on February 17, 2022, as the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) sets out the direction for...

Association calls on the Welsh Government for reforms

The British Dental Association Wales has backed cross-party calls for meaningful reform of NHS dentistry.

Scottish government urged to reform NHS dentistry

Following a debate in the Scottish Parliament on February 8, 2023, the British Dental Association (BDA) has urged the Scottish Government to deliver meaningful reform to NHS dentistry by the autumn,...

North Yorkshire council highlights dental access issue

Radical reform is being called to address inequalities in access to dental treatment across North Yorkshire and to help counter the “broken and dysfunctional” service nationally. North Yorkshire...

Cumbrian mp says the government is ignoring dentistry in new NHS plans

On the floor of the House of Commons on January 30, 2023, South Lakes MP Tim Farron made the case for tackling the crisis in dentistry during the debate on the government’s plans to improve the NHS.

House of Lords debates the access crisis

On January 24, 2023, Lord Philip Hunt of Kings Heath opened a debate on regulation amendments for NHS dental services in the House of Lords.

Data on Scotland’s access crisis released

The British Dental Association (BDA) has called on the Scottish Government to fix the system underpinning NHS dentistry, as new data reveals little sign of a recovery in attendance and ever-widening...

Doctors and dentists unite on pay review process

Doctor and dentist leaders have set out a plan to restore independence to a broken pay review process driving talent out of the NHS.