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NHS dentistry: primary care minister suggested £10 ‘monthly insurance’ fee
Andrea Leadsom has previously put forward a £10 ‘insurance scheme’ fee for NHS dentistry, reports have suggested. According to Health…
NHS in crisis
Labour promises free dental check ups if elected
Labour is promising to scrap charges and offer free dental check ups if it wins the next general election. All…
GDC responds to failure to reform healthcare regulation
The General Dental Council (GDC) has responded after the Government looks like it might fail to fulfil its pledge to reform…
How will the Labour and Conservative manifestos impact dentistry?
Michael Watson summarises the manifestos for Labour and Conservative and explains how they will impact dentistry. Last week we finally…
Children should have teeth extracted in day clinics, Conservative peer believes
Children should have rotten teeth extracted in day clinics to ease the growing strain on local NHS hospitals, a Conservative peer…
Conservatives accused of ignoring dentistry
A Conservative peer has accused his own Government of ignoring dentistry in its election plans, despite ‘worrying’ rates of decay…
Dentist on ‘trumped-up charges’
A parliamentary committee has been urged to investigate the suspension of a dentist on ‘trumped-up charges’. A Conservative MP used…
Unfolding the political landscape
For those of us who follow the comings and goings of the ‘Westminster Village’, the making of a new (all…
New appointments at the Department of Health
Following last week’s general election, the new team at the Department of Health has been announced; all are Conservatives. The…
End to NHS pay cuts?
Dentists have been promised an end to wage cuts, as public-sector pay restraint became a general election issue. Both Labour…
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