Politics

Dentists: higher examination fees will do little to address the backlog of unmet patient care

The British Dental Association (BDA) Scotland has said the higher fees for examination, announced recently, will do little to address the colossal backlog of unmet patient care that has accumulated...

NHS dentistry addressed in PMQs

The lack of available NHS dentists was discussed recently during the Prime Minster’s Questions (PMQs).

NHS England increases activity target to 85 per cent

The British Dental Association (BDA) has condemned the government’s decision to impose “unrealistic” activity targets on NHS dentists during the Omicron wave.

BDA board elections 2021 

Five seats on the British Dental Association's (BDA) board have been elected, with new representatives taking their seats in January 2022

Omicron threat leaves dentists struggling to restore service

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned that recent moves to ease the high levels of pandemic restrictions facing dental practices in England are unlikely to soften access problems, as new...

MP for Bury St Edmunds proposes a reduction in dental visits

Jo Churchill, MP for Bury St Edmunds, was recently asked about dental care in Suffolk by Suffolk News.

Dentists: new guidelines will not soften blow of Scottish government plans

The British Dental Association (BDA) Scotland has said new standard operating procedures for dentists, published recently, will not restore access to pre-covid levels.

Dental funding boost mustn't forget services for Wales' most vulnerable

The British Dental Association Wales has welcomed commitments for additional funding for high street NHS dental services, but stressed support must also be provided to community services, treating the...

Suffolk health chief ‘ashamed’ of NHS dental provision

Dr Ed Garratt, from the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS), has spoken on the challenges patients face in trying to secure NHS dental care, declaring it “the biggest issue for...

England: mandatory Covid-19 vaccine for healthcare workers

On November 9, 2021, the government announced that frontline healthcare workers in England will be required by law to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to protect patients.

Real terms pay cut a slap in the face for armed forces doctors and dentists

In a joint statement, Chaand Nagpaul, British Medical Association (BMA) chair and Eddie Crouch, British Dental Association (BDA) chair, have decried the recommendations of the Armed Forces Pay Review...

Pressure mounts on failed NHS contract: amendments tabled to Health Bill

MPs are continuing to join our call to break from the discredited NHS contract, with amendments now tabled to the landmark Health and Care Bill currently before parliament.