Dental news you’ve missed this week – 23 July 2022

Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem – here’s what happened over the past seven days…

Government announces ‘significant change’ to dental contract

government announces changes to dental contractThis week saw NHS England announce the first significant change to its dental contract since its introduction 16 years ago. 

Changes included a new minimum UDA value, enhanced UDAs to support higher needs patients and promoting skill mix in dental care. ‘Too little and too late’ and ‘the first steps in the right direction’ are just some of the responses we’ve had from the profession.

At first glance, it seems the former may resonate more than the latter. But you can check out the initial reactions of dentists and associations below.

‘Too little and too late’ – reactions to the NHS dental contract changes

We heard from a number of clinicians about what they think of the latest NHS dental contract changes – and what they mean for dentistry.

Disability Pride Month – three tips to improve your social media accessibility

Hazel Woodward offers three easy changes you can make to improve the accessibility of your dental practice’s social media for people living with disabilities.

NHS staff pay rise – salary increase will ‘worsen dental workforce crisis’

NHS staff pay rise – salary increase will 'worsen workforce crisis'

The BDA say the latest pay rise for NHS dentists ‘will accelerate the workforce crisis’ by forcing dentists to reconsider their future in the health service.

Dentistry Census – treatment coordinator key for ‘time poor’ teams

Dentistry Census

In our latest article on the Dentistry Census, the profession explains how the role of a treatment coordinator is key to getting ‘time poor’ teams back on track in treating patients.

Pay rise for dentists in the armed forces ‘absurd and unjust’

Pay rise for dentists in the armed forces 'absurd and unjust'

Another headline on pay rises within dentistry – this time with associations saying that dentists in the armed forces ‘have been penalised for their military status’.

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