Politics

The DDU appoints Dr Hugh Stewart as new professional services director

The MDU, the parent company of the DDU, has appointed Dr Hugh Stewart to the role of professional services director. Hugh will take over from Dr Matthew Lee, who becomes the DDU’s new chief...

MPs vote for rise in NI to help fund health and social care

MPS have voted 319 to 248 for a 1.25 percentage point rise in National Insurance for workers and employers to help fund health and social care.

NHS England require an extra £10bn in funding to avoid cuts to services

The BBC has reported that the NHS Confederation and NHS Providers have warned that if NHS England does not receive an extra £10bn in finding next year, services may have to be cut.

Scottish government removes NHS dental charges for all young people

The Scottish Government has announced that young people aged 25 and under are now eligible for free NHS dental treatment.

Latest fall in dental earnings must serve as wake-up call to avoid collapse of Health Service dentistry

The British Dental Association Northern Ireland has warned new data confirming the continued collapse in pay among Health Service (HS) dentists could jeopardise the recovery of the service as it...

40 per cent pay cut: Lost decade undermining NHS dentistry’s covid recovery

A historic collapse in dentists' earnings across the UK is jeopardising the long term recovery of the service from the covid pandemic, says the British Dental Association.

Denplan announces launch of ‘Next Generation Dental Group’

Denplan has launched a new initiative to develop the next generation of leaders in dentistry, bringing together a small select group of young Denplan member dentists.

An NHS update from Sara Hurley and Ed Waller

Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England, and Ed Waller, director of primary care NHS England, have released a new update regarding isolation guidance for NHS workers.

The British Fluoridation Society appoints new Committee Member

The British Fluoridation Society (BFS) is pleased to announce Philip Martin BDS MDPH is joining its Executive Committee.

Dentists: Scottish Government must apply full pay award

The British Dental Association (BDA) has called on the Scottish Government to confirm that the recently announced 3 per cent pay award for dentists will be applied to practitioners’ overall...

Minor change to dentistry’s IPC guidance

Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England, has recently provided a new NHS dentistry and oral health update, where there has been a minor change to IPC guidance.