Regulation

Mandatory vaccination: dentistry set to face collateral damage despite U-turn

The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed the government's move to open a consultation on ending mandatory vaccination, but stressed that collateral damage among the workforce remains...

CGDent and BADN call for deferral of mandatory vaccination as survey suggests a quarter of dental nurses are not fully vaccinated

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) and British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) are warning of a potential catastrophe for dental patients if the planned implementation of mandatory Covid-19...

Prime Minister dismisses calls to delay compulsory covid vaccines for NHS staff

In recent news, The Royal College of GPs has said that the deadline for mandatory vaccination for healthcare workers should be delayed.

BDA: NHS dentistry hanging by a thread

In response to the latest figures from the BBC on the exodus of dentists from the NHS, the British Dental Association has underlined the need for urgent reform for a service that was in crisis long...

Dentists take issue with the dental contract

Sarfraz Khan, clinical director for TSJ Smile, a group of dental practices in Barnsley, has shared his struggle with NHS dentistry, revealing that he has failed to attract a single applicant for a...

Total number of registered UK dentists remains stable following renewal

The number of dentists on the UK Register, following the recent annual renewal period, has remained stable and in line with the trajectory of previous years.

NHS update – Exceptional circumstances, PPE and mandatory vaccinations

A new NHS dentistry and oral health update has been issued by Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England, and Ali Sparke, director for dentistry, community pharmacy, optometry and the NHS standard...

Pioneering NHS dentists thrown under bus by government

The British Dental Association (BDA) has condemned the gulf in support offered to over 100 pioneering practices in England, who after years of testing new ways of providing NHS care, are being forced...

Responses to testimonials of sexual assault in surgery

The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) has released a statement following the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng) and the Women in Surgery Forum’s response to...

British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) conducts vaccination survey

Following the recent government announcements regarding mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers, the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) are conducting a  survey to gather data on how...

BDA calls for changes to NHS dental contracts

The British Dental Association (BDA) has reiterated their opposition to the recent rise in dental targets.

Mandatory vaccination plans set to devastate dental services

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned fast-tracked parliamentary approval of mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers is set to have a calamitous impact on dental services already...