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Will the government continue its inquiry into NHS dental services?
Michael Watson questions whether the inquiry into NHS dentistry services will continue. Last summer, the then House of Commons Health…
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What’s next for NHS dentistry?
Practice Plan is hosting events up and down the country sharing information on NHS dental contract reforming and working out…
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What does the ‘Workington Man’ want from dentistry?
Michael Watson summarises what he things this election’s swing voter, the ‘Workington Man’, might want from dentistry. ‘Workington Man’ was…
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How to solve the NHS dentistry access crisis
To solve the NHS dentistry access problem, dentists will have to accept a salary from the government, Michael Watson says. The…
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Starting Well campaign having a positive impact
Starting Well is helping to improve the oral health of children and close the north-south divide, research shows. Dr Robin…
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NHS dentists don’t want to be working in the NHS
More than three quarters (77%) of NHS dentists don’t see themselves working in the NHS in five years’ time. The latest…
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What is the state of health care and adult social care in England?
Michael Watson reviews the CQC’s annual report – The state of health care and adult social care in England. The…
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What to expect if you’re expecting
Sophie Kwiatkowski looks at what you can expect in terms of maternity/paternity leave and pay under the NHS. We are…
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Cornwall patients waiting a year for NHS dental appointment
Patients in Penzance are waiting 12 months for the next available NHS dental appointment. Cornwall Live reports check ups cancelled by text with…
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Dental therapists are keen to be a gateway to NHS dentistry services
The British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) have said that ‘dental therapists are qualified, capable and committed to the NHS…
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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… Who is left…
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Cornwall patients waiting a year-and-a-half for an NHS dental appointment
NHS dental patients in Cornwall are waiting on average 529 days for an appointment, NHS England figures show. Health officials…
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A looming workforce crisis
A more positive portrayal of NHS dentists in the media could help public perception of the workforce, says Nigel Jones.…
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How do you feel about the GDC?
How confident are you that the GDC would handle any complaint made against you appropriately? That is one of the…
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Kettering General Hospital to expand maxillofacial and orthodontic unit
Kettering General Hospital is developing a £1.8m new maxillofacial and orthodontic unit to expand and improve services for patients The…
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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… Dentists support move…
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Confidence in NHS dentistry low
Many dentists lack confidence in the future of NHS dentistry, results from the 2018 NHS Confidence Monitor show. The survey,…
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Anxiety levels high across dentistry
Dentists across both NHS and private dentistry are anxious about complaints and litigation according to the results of the 2018…
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Unhappiness rife amongst NHS dentists
Happiness amongst NHS dentists is dropping to new lows, according to the 2018 NHS Confidence Monitor survey from Practice Plan.…
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