Politics

Dentists slam race to the bottom, as latest NHS tendering process abandoned

The British Dental Association (BDA) has called for the next government to end competitive tendering across the NHS, after the latest fiasco saw a process for commissioning orthodontic services across...

Welsh Government must not rest on its laurels on tooth decay

The British Dental Association Wales has urged the Welsh Assembly Government not to rest on its laurels following the progress made by its Designed to Smile oral health programme, which celebrated its...

BDA backs MPs' attack on "rubbish" NHS fines hitting vulnerable patients

The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed cross party criticism of the broken NHS fines system today, as former Conservative minister Sir Desmond Swayne MP branded the penalty charge notices...

“A fresh start needed for dental contracts in Wales”

Replacing the current dental contract targets in Wales with a new system would be of benefit to both dentists and patients, as well as boosting morale within the sector, according to the National...

BDA’s Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen elected to European Parliament

Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen has been elected Brexit Party MEP for North West England at the 2019 European election.

BDA welcome Public Accounts Committee inquiry into failed fines regime

The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed news that the Public Accounts Committee is launching an inquiry into NHS penalty charge fines.

2.73 per cent uplift for Northern Ireland GDPs approved

BDA Northern Ireland has written formally to accept the Department of Health’s pay uplift offer for 2018/19.

BDA hails councillors backing action in face of 50,000 strong waiting lists

The British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed leadership from Cornwall Council, as it voted recently to take action over the growing access and recruitment problems facing NHS dental services...

Tell Mayor Khan to make children’s oral health a priority for London

The British Dental Association is urging London’s dentists to set out their views and experiences on prevention and inequalities, following its successful bid to secure an inquiry into children’s oral...

Oral health in children referenced in NHS Long Term plan

The inclusion of children’s oral health in the NHS Long Term Plan, published yesterday, is welcomed by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry which has been campaigning for oral health to be...

EU Exit: Implications for the dental workforce

Ian Brack, chief executive and registrar of the General Dental Council, discusses the impact Brexit will have on the dental workforce in the UK.

An ‘avoidance’ budget from fearful Phil

This year’s Budget Speech was the first to be delivered on a Monday since 1962. It had been suggested that the reason for this was so that the Chancellor of the Exchequer did not have to perform after...

MP visits mydentist Romsey to discuss future of NHS dentistry

Immigration minister and Romsey and Southampton MP, Caroline Nokes, has visited mydentist Romsey to discuss key issues facing the sector.

New dental contract to expand after successful pilot reduces tooth decay

New prevention-focused approach to providing NHS dental care has led to improvements in oral health and has seen patients take greater control of their own dental care.