Politics

“Modest, marginal” tweaks to NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) has responded to comments from Minister Maria Caulfield MP in the House of Commons on June 14, 2022, suggesting that announcements on reform of the failed NHS...

LDCs call on government to resuscitate NHS dentistry before it’s too late

Motions on the existential crisis in NHS dentistry took centre stage at this year’s local dental committees’ (LDCs) annual conference, amid 3,000 dentists who walked away from the NHS in England.

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.

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.

Nearly half of dentists severing ties with NHS as government fails to move forward on reform

The British Dental Association warns an unprecedented collapse in NHS commitment among dentists in England could spell the end for the service without radical and urgent action from government.

Dentists call for NHS charge freeze as cost of living crisis bites

With inflation now at a 40-year high, the British Dental Association (BDA) has called on health secretary Sajid Javid to follow the precedent set with NHS prescriptions and freeze NHS dental charges...

Cost of living crisis forces decision between oral health and heating

"I had to choose between heating our house or saving my tooth," Melanie Fudge-Horton, a carer and mother-of-two.

Dental crisis demands more than slogans from government

The British Dental Association (BDA) has said ministers must wake up to the crisis facing NHS dentistry, as new research from The Times finds nearly nine in 10 practices in England are not accepting...

New report highlights concerns faced by people living in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas

A report has been published by Swansea Bay Community Health Council - an independent statutory body that exists to represent the interests of patients and the public - and concerns dentistry issues...

Ministers need to act as covid sees child tooth extractions backlog surge

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned government must act decisively to deal with the backlogs for child tooth extractions, as new figures show the number of treatments more than halved...

Ministers urged to ‘level up’ NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) has backed calls from Healthwatch England for urgent and fundamental reform of NHS dentistry to be delivered by next year, as new figures point to the depth of...