General Health

20 years of supporting NHS Scotland

NHS Golden Jubilee celebrated 20 years of collaboration on innovation and person-centred care as a unique national asset for NHS Scotland on June 27, 2022.

Cervical cancer and HPV – not just a women’s health issue  

Dental professionals have an opportunity to strengthen partnerships with patients, to help them achieve better health and wellbeing. When you widen the focus of consultations, and bring in new,...

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.

New Covid-19 dental research indicates system being overstretched

New research, published recently by the General Dental Council (GDC), into the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on the dental sector has found profound challenges persist for both professionals and...

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.

New members elected to College Council

The College of General Dentistry (CGDent) has announced the results of recent elections to its Council, with two new members elected, and five re-elected.

Cost of living crisis contributing to deterioration of oral health, claims charity

The rise in cost of living could lead to a deterioration in the nation’s oral health, according to the Oral Health Foundation. 

Dental teams can be ‘vital link’ in caring for patients with eating disorders, says charity

Dental teams are in the ideal position to identify and act on early signs of eating disorders, says the Oral Health Foundation.

Tobacco is bad for our health and the health of our planet – message for World No Tobacco Day

ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) is calling for more action to end tobacco harm this World No Tobacco Day (May 31), as statistics bring to light the massive impact of tobacco on the environment.

New study investigating burnout in dental professionals calls for participants

The University of Surrey have announced it is investigating burnout amongst dental professionals.

Obesity in the UK

Kimberley Lloyd-Rees considers what dental professionals can do to help.