Politics

College Council takes office, with new appointments

The Council of the College of General Dentistry convened for the first time on July 23, 2021, welcoming new members to expand representation across the dental team.

Dentists: Expansion of sugar tax a litmus test for government on prevention

The British Dental Association has backed recommendations set in the second part of the ‘Food Strategy’ to expand the sugar tax to cover foods high in sugar and salt.

In tribute to Dame Margaret Seward, 1935-2021

The British Dental Association has paid tribute to its former president Dame Margaret Seward, following news of her recent death.

Long standing BADN member Dr Debbie Reed receives inaugural Janet Goodwin Award

The British Association of Dental Nurses is delighted that long standing member Dr Debbie Reed is the first recipient of the FGDP(UK)’s Janet Goodwin Award.

Delays in regulatory reform leave children exposed to e-cigarette promotion

Public health charity Action on Smoking and Health yesterday criticised the government for failing to address loopholes that allow children to be given e-cigarettes as freebies.

New GDC chair and council member announced

Following a competitive recruitment process, the General Dental Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Baron Harris of Haringey (“Lord Toby Harris”) who will join the GDC as chair of...

House of Lords set to vote on smokefree pavement licences as councils hail local successes

On July 14, Lord Faulkner of Worcester successfully won a vote regretting the Government’s failure to require COVID-19 related seating outside cafes, pubs and restaurants to be smoke free.

Dentist cancer snub by government could cost lives

With a remarkable lack of insight, the Department of Health has side-lined the essential role of dentists in the fight against mouth cancer.

Faculty of Dental Surgery responds to the new restrictions on junk food advertising

Responding to the announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care on the new restrictions on junk food advertising, Matthew Garrett, dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) said,

Charity calls for consultation on raising the age of sale for tobacco

Commenting on the study in The Lancet showing three quarters of the world’s smokers have their first cigarette by 21, Action on Smoking and Health has called on the government to consult on raising...

Government must face up to the workforce challenge to stop “dental deserts” in England

Neil Carmichael, chair of the Association of Dental Groups, has responded to the Healthwatch England report on dentistry yesterday and this morning’s debate in the House of Commons on oral health and...

Dentists warn of exodus from service, as access crisis deepens with 30m appointments missed

The British Dental Association has urged government to set out a clear route map for reform and relaxation of covid restrictions, as new survey data points to an exodus from the service as the access...