Politics

Water fluoridation: a statement from the UK chief medical officers

Recently, the UK government published a statement on water fluoridation from the UK chief medical officers.  

Dentistry celebrated during a year of challenge and change

20 individuals are being celebrated in the latest round of the prestigious BDA Honours and Awards, for their outstanding achievements, their commitment to the British Dental Association (BDA) and...

Avijit Banerjee and Shamir Mehta to lead CGDent career pathways programme

Professor Avijit Banerjee and Dr Shamir Mehta have recently been appointed to key positions leading the College of General Dentistry’s career pathways programme.

‘Levelling up’ on health empty words without plan for dentistry

The British Dental Association has warned health secretary Sajid Javid’s ambition to level up on health will be impossible to deliver without real ambition to reform a broken NHS dental service.

New GDC chair and council member start in post

Planned changes to the membership of the GDC council have recently taken effect. Angie Heilmann MBE joins council as a registrant member, and Lord Toby Harris joins as chair.

A new perspective on hindsight

The new president of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry is Sondos Albadri, professor and honorary consultant in paediatric dentistry in Liverpool and one of the most respected names in...

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.