Regulation

Joint statement from General Dental Council (GDC) and General Medical Council (GMC) on pandemic pressures

The regulators of UK health and social care professionals have reiterated their support for staff working together to tackle the ongoing pandemic and seasonal pressure on services.

Your NHS dentistry and oral health update

Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England, has provided an update for NHS dental professionals following the recent announcement regarding the government’s move to ‘Plan B’. She also refers to the...

BSDHT and BADT offer joint statement following GDC meeting

BADT) and BSDHT representatives attended a meeting with the GDC on November 2 at the GDC offices in London, to discuss overseas dentists registering as dental hygienists and dental therapists without...

New covid guidelines unlikely to bring 'business as usual' back to dentistry

The British Dental Association has said new standard operating procedures for dentists in England, published recently, are unlikely to represent a silver bullet for restoring patient access to...

GDC publishes stakeholder perceptions research and plans for improvement

The results of research undertaken in 2020, designed to better understand professionals’, students’ and other stakeholders’ perceptions of the General Dental Council (GDC), and test understanding of...

Dental and medical organisations join forces to say “antibiotics do not cure toothache!”

National dental and medical organisations have come together again to support the World Health Organisation’s Antimicrobial Awareness Week, which runs from 18-24 November.

MHRA enhanced guidance on medical licensing for e-cigs welcomed by health leaders, clinicians and tobacco experts

The updated guidance for e-cigarette firms seeking a medicinal license for their products, published recently by the MHRA, has been welcomed by health leaders, clinicians and tobacco experts. 

Deadline approaching for dentists to sign up to pay ARF by instalments

The deadline for dentists who wish to pay their annual retention fee (ARF) by instalments is Sunday, October 31. 

Concern as NHS practices turn private

Two surgeries in South Gloucestershire recently turned private, leaving a patients group concerned over the lack of NHS dentists in the area.

NHS pensions: age discrimination redress

If your pension has been affected by age discrimination, NHS Pensions should reach out to you from February 2022 to remedy the situation.

Delays in NHS dentistry

NHS dentistry access delays are now so severe that some patients are resorting to removing their own teeth, as reported by the BBC.