Politics

Dentists: new guidelines will not soften blow of Scottish government plans

The British Dental Association (BDA) Scotland has said new standard operating procedures for dentists, published recently, will not restore access to pre-covid levels.

Dental funding boost mustn't forget services for Wales' most vulnerable

The British Dental Association Wales has welcomed commitments for additional funding for high street NHS dental services, but stressed support must also be provided to community services, treating the...

Suffolk health chief ‘ashamed’ of NHS dental provision

Dr Ed Garratt, from the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS), has spoken on the challenges patients face in trying to secure NHS dental care, declaring it “the biggest issue for...

England: mandatory Covid-19 vaccine for healthcare workers

On November 9, 2021, the government announced that frontline healthcare workers in England will be required by law to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to protect patients.

Real terms pay cut a slap in the face for armed forces doctors and dentists

In a joint statement, Chaand Nagpaul, British Medical Association (BMA) chair and Eddie Crouch, British Dental Association (BDA) chair, have decried the recommendations of the Armed Forces Pay Review...

Pressure mounts on failed NHS contract: amendments tabled to Health Bill

MPs are continuing to join our call to break from the discredited NHS contract, with amendments now tabled to the landmark Health and Care Bill currently before parliament. 

Budget a small step forward for tobacco but still not enough

The recent budget was a small step forward on tobacco, but on its own won’t deliver on the government’s commitment to a smoke-free 2030.

Toothless in England launches

Toothless in England launched recently - and earlier than planned. The launch was moved forward in response to the level of public support and global media interest in the ‘Toothless in Suffolk’...

Dentists accuse Rees-Mogg of misleading House over NHS funding

The British Dental Association (BDA) has accused Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, the leader of the House, of misleading parliament, after he claimed that NHS dental services were benefitting from the NHS...

NHS dentistry: Scottish government plans set to spark exodus from service

The British Dental Association has warned that the Scottish government’s plans to revert to pre-covid models of care risk sparking a flight of dentists from the NHS, with potentially devastating...

MPs tell treasury: fund dental services our constituents rely on

The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed the wide range of political support calling for sustainable funding to underpin the rebuild of NHS dentistry in England.

Budget leaves NHS dentistry in last chance saloon

The British Dental Association has lamented the budget's failure to recognise the challenges facing dental services across England.