Politics

GDC responds to DHSC ‘Integration and Innovation’ white paper

Responding to the Department of Health and Social Care’s white paper, ‘Integration and Innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all’, Ian Brack, chief executive and registrar...

Barriers to water fluoridation to be demolished in radical NHS reforms

Responsibility for water fluoridation is due to be returned into the control of central government according to a leaked document setting out reforms to the National Health Service. The news is...

BDA says lockdown targets leave patients in pain without options

The British Dental Association has issued an open letter to health secretary Matt Hancock following the revelations exposed by the BBC today that a leading UK dental chain has instructed dentists to...

Charities respond to government’s public consultation on junk food

Action on Sugar and Dental Wellness Trust have responded to the government's public consultation on a total ban of online advertising for unhealthy foods high in fat, sugar and salt in the UK to...

BDA requests capital funding from government

The British Dental Association has written a letter to Matt Hancock requesting capital funding for dental practices.

Northern Irish minister fails to provide support for private practices

The BDA has expressed disappointment at the response it received from Diane Dodds, minister for the economy in the Northern Irish government.

Government opens consultation on banning online advertisement of junk food

The government’s open consultation on the total restriction of online advertising for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) has received a positive reaction from health charities.

Update from the chief dental officer on national restrictions in England

Sara Hurley, CDO for England, has released an NHS dentistry and oral health update in light of the new lockdown restrictions coming into effect on November 5. The statement reads:

BDA statement on new lockdown restrictions

The British Dental Association has released a statement regarding the government's announcement of new lockdown measures coming into effect on November 5. The statement reads: Following the prime...

Time for VAT on PPE to go the way of the ‘Tampon Tax’, says BDA

The British Dental Association has warned Rishi Sunak that failure to extend the VAT exemption for personal protective equipment (PPE) will heap further pressures on health and social care providers...

Dentists facing uphill struggle, as missed appointments top 14m

The British Dental Association has warned dentists face an uphill struggle to restore services unless government is willing to support costs for new equipment that could radically expand patient...

Dentists greet call for government to set out plan to restore services

The British Dental Association has welcomed calls from the Commons Health and Social Care Committee for NHS England to set out next steps to ensure dental services can be developed to meet patient...