Politics

BDA requests capital funding from government

The British Dental Association has written a letter to Matt Hancock requesting capital funding for dental practices.

Northern Irish minister fails to provide support for private practices

The BDA has expressed disappointment at the response it received from Diane Dodds, minister for the economy in the Northern Irish government.

Government opens consultation on banning online advertisement of junk food

The government’s open consultation on the total restriction of online advertising for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) has received a positive reaction from health charities.

Update from the chief dental officer on national restrictions in England

Sara Hurley, CDO for England, has released an NHS dentistry and oral health update in light of the new lockdown restrictions coming into effect on November 5. The statement reads:

BDA statement on new lockdown restrictions

The British Dental Association has released a statement regarding the government's announcement of new lockdown measures coming into effect on November 5. The statement reads: Following the prime...

Time for VAT on PPE to go the way of the ‘Tampon Tax’, says BDA

The British Dental Association has warned Rishi Sunak that failure to extend the VAT exemption for personal protective equipment (PPE) will heap further pressures on health and social care providers...

Dentists facing uphill struggle, as missed appointments top 14m

The British Dental Association has warned dentists face an uphill struggle to restore services unless government is willing to support costs for new equipment that could radically expand patient...

Dentists greet call for government to set out plan to restore services

The British Dental Association has welcomed calls from the Commons Health and Social Care Committee for NHS England to set out next steps to ensure dental services can be developed to meet patient...

​Crouch elected new chair of the British Dental Association

Eddie Crouch has been elected as the new chair of the British Dental Association’s Principal Executive Committee (PEC).

Russ Ladwa inaugurated as the BDA's 134th president

Russ Ladwa, who has held many of the leading roles in UK dentistry, has took office as the 134th president of the British Dental Association on September 16, 2020.

The BADN calls for recognition of dental nurses’ contribution to dentistry

The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN), the professional association for dental nurses in the UK, supports the BSDHT campaign for dental nursing support for hygienists and therapists in...

Research reveals the urgent need to grow access to dentistry

Unprecedented levels of decay and periodontal disease, dental health neglect, lockdown overindulgence and life-threatening diagnoses missed – these are just some of the predictions for the UK’s dental...

British Dental Association sets out plan to tackle racism and discrimination

The British Dental Association (BDA) has set out its commitment to tackle racism and discrimination at all levels in dentistry, following international outcry initiated by the death of George Floyd in...

FGDP(UK) supports Black Lives Matter movement and anti-racism

The FGDP(UK) has issued a statement supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and declared itself an anti-racist organisation.

BDA evidence sees Jeremy Hunt promise urgent return to inquiry into dentistry

Health and Social Care Committee Chair Jeremy Hunt has promised to reopen to inquiry into dentistry that was abruptly closed by December’s snap General Election.