NHS dentistry on the brink as ministers cut vital support  

The British Dental Association (BDA) Scotland has warned ministers they risk undermining the future sustainability of NHS dentistry, as they move to scale down vital financial support for the service....

Struggling to ‘live with covid’: NHS England to set new targets for dentists

The British Dental Association (BDA) has slammed the moves by NHS England to try and return to business as usual, warning that the new 100 per cent activity target - set to be imposed from July first,...

Tiverton: Government paying the price for failing to fix crisis in NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association has responded to reports that access to NHS dentistry ranked alongside issues with local schools and Partygate in fuelling the Conservatives landslide defeat in the...

Discussions between University of East Anglia and local MPs for a new dentistry school

Two MPs, Jerome Mayhew and Duncan Baker, have recently met with staff from University of East Anglia (UEA) to discuss plans to create a new dentistry school. The plans hoped to address the shortage of...

“Modest, marginal” tweaks to NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) has responded to comments from Minister Maria Caulfield MP in the House of Commons on June 14, 2022, suggesting that announcements on reform of the failed NHS...

LDCs call on government to resuscitate NHS dentistry before it’s too late

Motions on the existential crisis in NHS dentistry took centre stage at this year’s local dental committees’ (LDCs) annual conference, amid 3,000 dentists who walked away from the NHS in England.

New food strategy will not include a tax on sugar

Following a report by Henry Dimbleby, co-founder of the Leon restaurant chain, the government has received recommendations on the state of the countries food systems.

Vaping not a silver bullet, given huge gaps in science 

The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed the aspirations set out in the Independent review into smokefree 2030 policies to reduce tobacco use, while stressing government must take a guarded...

ASH and APPG on Smoking and Health welcome Javed Khan's review to deliver government’s smokefree 2030 ambition  

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) welcomed today Javed Khan’s call for £125 million immediate annual investment to deliver his bold plans to make smoking obsolete.

Nearly half of dentists severing ties with NHS as government fails to move forward on reform

The British Dental Association warns an unprecedented collapse in NHS commitment among dentists in England could spell the end for the service without radical and urgent action from government.

Dentists call for NHS charge freeze as cost of living crisis bites

With inflation now at a 40-year high, the British Dental Association (BDA) has called on health secretary Sajid Javid to follow the precedent set with NHS prescriptions and freeze NHS dental charges...

Cost of living crisis forces decision between oral health and heating

"I had to choose between heating our house or saving my tooth," Melanie Fudge-Horton, a carer and mother-of-two.