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GDC responds, welcoming government proposals for increased flexibility

England’s ‘dental deserts’ and the urgent need to level up access to dentistry

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) has launched a new report today highlighting the parts of England at most risk of becoming ‘dental deserts’ without government action.

MP’s dental practice receives enforcement action notice following CQC inspection

The Beresford Clinic in Wandsworth, belonging to Sir Paul Beresford, Conservative MP for Mole Valley in Surrey, recently received a notice of ‘enforcement action’ in a Care Quality Commission (CQC)...

Fears for future of Health Service dentistry as Department of Health offer 'unviable'

Dentistry in Northern Ireland has taken another blow, as the profession's representatives have labelled new funding arrangements for General Dental Services announced by the Department of Health...

Dentists urge Stormont candidates to rebuild and reform a service on the brink

The British Dental Association (BDA) Northern Ireland has urged all candidates contesting the coming Assembly elections to pledge their commitment to rebuild and reform a service facing a deeply...

Urgent action needed as millions miss out on NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned government must commit to rapid and sweeping reform, as the latest official figures underline the huge backlogs facing NHS dentistry.

Scottish government asleep at the wheel on crisis in NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) Scotland has greeted the unanimous support of opposition parties, whilst accusing the Scottish government of failing to take needed action to halt an exodus from...

New NHS dental contracts for East of England – but some areas still without dental care

New NHS dental contracts have been awarded in areas where people have been struggling to access care.

British Sign Language Bill

Rosie Cooper, MP for West Lancashire, is introducing the British Sign Language (BSL) Bill to parliament, and on January 28, it will be debated for the first time.

Scotland: Latest data highlights dental access crisis and widening inequalities

The British Dental Association (BDA) Scotland has called on the Scottish government to strongly support NHS dentistry to address the large reduction in patients visiting the dentist, as new data...

£50 million boost for urgent dental care

The NHS will provide patients with hundreds of thousands more dental appointments, thanks to a £50 million funding injection that will see dentists deliver care outside of core hours, such as early...

Northern Ireland Dental Practice Committee elects Ciara Gallagher as chair

The Northern Ireland Dental Practice Committee (NI DPC) has elected Ciara Gallagher as chair at its first meeting for the new triennium 2022-2025. Philip McLorinan and Helen Brogan were elected vice...