Eddie Crouch

Eddie Crouch

Author at Dentistry Online

Chair of the British Dental Association’s Principal Executive Committee.

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Targets, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and the impact on dentistry

Nigel Jones recently caught up with Eddie Crouch, chair of the BDA’s Executive Committee, to discuss the late UDA target announcement and its impact, potential SOP changes and recruitment issues. A lot has changed in the short time since we last caught up. The major change has been the uplift in the UDA targets from … Continued

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Why targets are wrong and NHS change can’t happen without significant investment

Nigel Jones, Practice Plan’s head of sales, caught up with Eddie Crouch, the BDA’s Principal Executive Committee chair, to talk about the latest situation with UDA targets and how likely it is that we will see significant change to the NHS contract next year. We’ve had the 60% targets in place for a few months … Continued

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Dentistry Question Time – how do you see the future of NHS dentistry unfolding?

Following our Dentistry Question Time debate, Eddie Crouch considers if there is a future for NHS dentistry after the pandemic. I think we’re definitely in unchartered waters at the moment. There’s so much uncertainty in the short term but the short term I think will have an impact on the long‐term sustainability of NHS provision. The … Continued

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Dentistry Question Time – ‘there’s going to be winners and losers in dentistry’

Following our Dentistry Question Time debate, Eddie Crouch speaks out on NHS targets, communication within the profession and changing public perception. What do you think about NHS dentistry delivering a core service? I think clearly defining what the NHS offer is different to a core service. Many people put the two together. In some people’s … Continued

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‘No part of dentistry is immune’ – Eddie Crouch on the challenges faced by the profession

Eddie Crouch opens up about the biggest challenges facing dentistry and his plans as the new chair of the British Dental Association (BDA). How was your lockdown? Eddie Crouch: I can honestly say I have never worked so hard. Up to 14-hour days on occasion, with multiple meetings and a steep learning curve on remote … Continued

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