Politics

SNP pledges to abolish NHS dentistry charges

The Scottish National Party has vowed to scrap NHS dentistry charges if it wins the Scottish Parliament election on May 6.

Denplan publishes white paper on the future of dentistry

Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, has published a white paper on the future of dentistry. This marks the culmination of months of in-depth research into the issues impacting private dentistry. The report...

BSPD condemns omission of children’s oral health in government report

The ‘Early Years Healthy Development Review’ led by Andrea Leadsom provides a vision for the critical first 1,001 days of a child’s life in its newly published report. The omission of oral health from...

Government reforms of GDC are too slow and going in wrong direction, says Dental Protection

Responding to the government white paper published last week, Dental Protection has called on the government to get on with reforming the General Dental Council’s fitness to practise processes and...

GDC responds to DHSC ‘Integration and Innovation’ white paper

Responding to the Department of Health and Social Care’s white paper, ‘Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all’, Ian Brack, chief executive and registrar...

Barriers to water fluoridation to be demolished in radical NHS reforms

Responsibility for water fluoridation is due to be returned into the control of central government according to a leaked document setting out reforms to the National Health Service. The news is...

BDA says lockdown targets leave patients in pain without options

The British Dental Association has issued an open letter to health secretary Matt Hancock following the revelations exposed by the BBC today that a leading UK dental chain has instructed dentists to...

Charities respond to government’s public consultation on junk food

Action on Sugar and Dental Wellness Trust have responded to the government's public consultation on a total ban of online advertising for unhealthy foods high in fat, sugar and salt in the UK to...

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: