Politics

BDA evidence sees Jeremy Hunt promise urgent return to inquiry into dentistry

Health and Social Care Committee Chair Jeremy Hunt has promised to reopen to inquiry into dentistry that was abruptly closed by December’s snap General Election.

Business rates, PPE and key worker status – dentists call on government support

The British Dental Association (BDA) is calling on the government to help dentists on the day high street practices in England are meant to be reopening their doors to patients.

Dentists react as government gives green light for routine care in England

Dentists have reacted to the announcement last week that dental teams in England can return to delivering routine dental services.

Lobby your local council for rates debate: Dental practices have ‘fallen through the cracks’

A dental practice owner is spearheading a campaign to get the same rate rebates as other high street businesses.

BAPD takes vote of no confidence in Office of Chief Dental Officer

The BAPD has written to the health secretary following a vote of no confidence from its members in the Office of the Chief Dental Officer (England):

MPs urge Chancellor to throw dentists a lifeline

More than 100 MPs, from across seven parties, have joined forces to demand immediate action from the chancellor to save the UK’s dental services.

Dentistry must feature as Stormont gets back to business

Welcoming the return of devolved government to Northern Ireland, the BDA has said now is the time for decisive action to address key issues facing dentistry.

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...