What you’ve missed this week
Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days…
The Government has launched a consultation that will look for views on:
- Which businesses and products should have to display calorie information
- What to display alongside calorie information
- Where to display this information
- How businesses can put this into practice and whether they will face any issues or obstacles in doing so.
The Government hopes this will equip the public to make healthier decisions about the food they consume.
The London borough also has a higher than average percentage (35.1%) of five-year-olds experiencing tooth decay.
Health leaders will now be focusing on three key areas in Westminster in the coming year – dementia, loneliness and sugar.
The sugar tax, introduced in April, has already raised £131,943 in Westminster, which will go on health-related projects.
Dentistry in the UK is awaiting reform. The BDA complains that there is simply not enough state funding and there is a looming recruitment crisis. Dentists are not kept informed of progress. Rampant government bureaucracy is stifling patient care.
Sound familiar? Wait, it’s…February 1948.
A consultant in paediatric dentistry, Liz also holds an honorary contract as senior clinical lecturer at the University of Edinburgh.
Currently she is professional lead for the hospital side to the Paediatric Dental Service and she represents dentistry on the local negotiating committee.