Regulation

Pioneering NHS dentists thrown under bus by government

The British Dental Association (BDA) has condemned the gulf in support offered to over 100 pioneering practices in England, who after years of testing new ways of providing NHS care, are being forced...

Responses to testimonials of sexual assault in surgery

The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) has released a statement following the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng) and the Women in Surgery Forum’s response to...

British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) conducts vaccination survey

Following the recent government announcements regarding mandatory vaccinations for healthcare workers, the British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) are conducting a  survey to gather data on how...

BDA calls for changes to NHS dental contracts

The British Dental Association (BDA) has reiterated their opposition to the recent rise in dental targets.

Mandatory vaccination plans set to devastate dental services

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned fast-tracked parliamentary approval of mandatory vaccination of healthcare workers is set to have a calamitous impact on dental services already...

Joint statement from General Dental Council (GDC) and General Medical Council (GMC) on pandemic pressures

The regulators of UK health and social care professionals have reiterated their support for staff working together to tackle the ongoing pandemic and seasonal pressure on services.

Your NHS dentistry and oral health update

Sara Hurley, chief dental officer England, has provided an update for NHS dental professionals following the recent announcement regarding the government’s move to ‘Plan B’. She also refers to the...

BSDHT and BADT offer joint statement following GDC meeting

BADT) and BSDHT representatives attended a meeting with the GDC on November 2 at the GDC offices in London, to discuss overseas dentists registering as dental hygienists and dental therapists without...

New covid guidelines unlikely to bring 'business as usual' back to dentistry

The British Dental Association has said new standard operating procedures for dentists in England, published recently, are unlikely to represent a silver bullet for restoring patient access to...

GDC publishes stakeholder perceptions research and plans for improvement

The results of research undertaken in 2020, designed to better understand professionals’, students’ and other stakeholders’ perceptions of the General Dental Council (GDC), and test understanding of...

Dental and medical organisations join forces to say “antibiotics do not cure toothache!”

National dental and medical organisations have come together again to support the World Health Organisation’s Antimicrobial Awareness Week, which runs from 18-24 November.

MHRA enhanced guidance on medical licensing for e-cigs welcomed by health leaders, clinicians and tobacco experts

The updated guidance for e-cigarette firms seeking a medicinal license for their products, published recently by the MHRA, has been welcomed by health leaders, clinicians and tobacco experts.