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UK dentistry is third most expensive in the G7, study says
Research comparing the average cost of dental treatments in the G7 found that the UK was the third most expensive…
Dentists vote for a minimum UDA value
Dentists unanimously call for a minimum UDA value of £25 at the Local Dental Committees’ (LDC) annual conference. Welsh colleagues…
Third of healthcare fines – worth £188million – incorrectly issued
A third of healthcare fines, worth £188 million, were withdrawn due to valid exemptions, National Audit Office figures show. The…
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… Dental charges set…
Dental charges set to rise above inflation after 5% hike
The government is proposing to increase dental charges by 5%, which will mean a routine check-up costs £22.70. Net government expenditure in…
Yasmin Qureshi MP urges government for action on NHS dentistry
Yasmin Qureshi MP has written to Health Secretary Matt Hancock, urging him to act on the NHS dentistry access crisis.…
Cancer patients and patient charges
Providing free dental treatment to oral cancer patients should not be an issue of cost-effectiveness, Michael Watson says. Last week the Oral Health…
Government’s ‘stealth tax’ is making the NHS millions
The Government is being accused of charging patients a ‘stealth tax’ when they visit for an NHS dental checkup. The…
Who’s to blame for the confusion over NHS dental charges?
It isn’t the government’s fault that parents don’t realise children’s dental treatment is free, Michael Watson says. Last week the BDA…
Government not doing enough to promote free dental care for children, BDA says
Only 74% of parents realise check-ups for children under 18 are free, a new report has found. The latest Yougov…
NHS charges ‘driving patients to GPs’
NHS dental charges are driving patients to visit GPs rather than dentists, new analysis from the British Dental Association (BDA) has…
Dentists acting as ‘tax collectors’, government told
Dentists are being forced to act as ‘tax collectors’, ministers have been told – with no guarantee that the money…
Government announces a 5% hike in NHS dental charges
Jeremy Hunt was accused of sneaking out an inflation-busting hike in dental charges when MPs backs were turned. Fees will…
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