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Catch up with this week’s dental news – 13 July 2024
It’s been a busy week in the world of dental news. Missed the headlines? Here’s what’s happened over the past…
Dentistry
Health secretary discusses contract reform with dental leaders
The health secretary Wes Streeting today met with dental leaders to begin negotiations on the NHS dental contract. He also…
Dentistry
Nine in 10 practices falsely categorised as ‘accepting NHS patients’, says BDA
An investigation found that out of 100 practices categorised as accepting NHS patients, only 10 actually had capacity to do…
Dentistry
GPs handling dental overflow ‘will lead to increased health inequalities’
GPs are being ‘inappropriately’ called upon to prescribe and treat dental conditions – contributing to growing health inequalities, a conference…
NHS in crisis
‘Treated like a machine’ – experts call for miscarriage leave in dentistry
As dental professionals discuss their experiences of returning to work after miscarriage, the British Dental Association (BDA) has called for…
Dentistry
Call for political parties to focus on NHS dentistry in election manifestos
A leading dentist has urged political parties to prioritise NHS dentistry in their upcoming election manifestos. Eddie Crouch, chair of…
NHS in crisis
Cancer patients will see ‘few benefits’ of free dentistry, says BDA
As MPs debate whether to extend free NHS dentistry to cancer patients, experts have expressed concern that those already eligible…
Dentistry
Almost five million calls made to NHS dental helpline
Labour Party data shows that more than 4.7 million people have called the NHS 111 helpline for issues relating to…
Dentistry
Catch up with this week’s dental news – 23 March 2024
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… Coroner calls…
Dentistry
NHS dental recovery plan could be unreliable, government admits
The government gave ‘evasive and inaccurate answers’ regarding NHS dentistry at today’s Health and Social Care Committee hearing, the profession…
Dentistry
Four million people off work with dental illnesses
A new survey has revealed that one in 10 adults in England have missed at least two weeks of work…
Dentistry
Profession warns Welsh government over ‘unprecedented’ increase in NHS charges
The profession is calling for new funds for NHS dentistry in light of the recent increase in patient charges. The…
NHS in crisis
‘A slap in the face’ – NHS dental charges to increase
The announcement that NHS dental charges will increase from April 2024 has met with criticism from the dental profession. From…
Breaking news
Will the new patient premium tackle the access crisis?
Experts from across the dental profession and government discuss their views on the new patient premium announced as part of…
Dentistry
Refugee dentists call on government to let them help the NHS
Refugees in the UK are calling on authorities to allow them to help the NHS in the face of dental…
Dentistry
Man reportedly dies following DIY dentistry complications
A 52-year-old man has reportedly died from sepsis due to complications caused by DIY dentistry. A source close to the…
Dentistry
Nearly one third of local dental budgets unspent, data suggests
New analysis shows that nearly one third of local dental budgets are going unspent in some areas of England. According…
NHS in crisis
International dentists could practise without passing overseas registration exam
Plans to allow dentists from abroad to work in the UK without taking the overseas registration exam (ORE) are being…
Dentistry
BDA slams ‘offensive’ claims that immigrants exacerbate the NHS dentistry crisis
The BDA says it is ‘appalled’ at claims from politicians that the NHS dentistry crisis is being worsened by immigrants.…
Dentistry
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