Practice Plan and DPAS to give back half of their admin fee

The Practice Plan Group, which includes Practice Plan and DPAS, has announced that in April and May, they will be giving back half of their monthly admin fee to their client practices to help them...

Dental practices 'weeks from a cliff edge', say dentists

Large parts of the UK’s dental service are at risk of imminent collapse without urgent steps to support small business says the British Dental Association (BDA).  

High Street dentists cast adrift in government support package

The BDA is suggesting three-quarters of High Street dentists cast adrift by government plan for the self-employed​.  

COVID-19 support package for dentists launches

Frank Taylor & Associates (FTA) has put together a COVID-19 support package to help ease dentists out of the on-going coronavirus pandemic.

BDA eases financial burden on dentists

The British Dental Association is slashing indemnity costs for dentists by up to 80% in a bid to ease the financial effects on the Covid-19 crisis.

Big freeze on costs as coronavirus hits dentists

Dental organisations are freezing membership costs as the Coronavirus crisis bites into practice profits.

Dentists urged to complete Covid-19 redeployment survey

Dental teams are being invited by the chief dental officer for England, Sara, Hurley, to fill out a form to ease the redeployment process.  

Dentists warn failure to support self-employed may have devastating impact on service

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned that means-testing of support for the self-employed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic will have potentially catastrophic impact on large parts...

CDO and NHS England statement – more details still needed

The National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers (NASDAL) has released a statement responding to the announcement from CDO Sara Hurley and NHS England regarding the clinical and...

IR35 changes postponed

The government has announced a last-minute postponement to the implementation of the off-payroll (IR35) tax in light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, with the legislation now due to be reintroduced in...

NASDAL Goodwill Survey results – deals done continue to rise

This week sees the latest results in from the NASDAL (National Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) Goodwill Survey statistics. These statistics are produced on a quarterly basis...

BDA says age discrimination remedy is needed for NHS pensions

The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed the Supreme Court ruling that the government has no basis to challenge earlier legal rulings that past pension reforms were age discriminatory. This...

2.73 per cent uplift for Northern Ireland GDPs approved

BDA Northern Ireland has written formally to accept the Department of Health’s pay uplift offer for 2018/19.

Facts behind figures

Statistics can make eye-catching headlines, but digging deeper into them often reveals another side of a story.

Dental Protection: Government proposal could deprive dentists of NHS Pension Scheme prior to a conviction

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) has recently announced plans to give the Secretary of State the power to suspend a healthcare professional’s rights to NHS Pension benefits in cases...