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BDIA Showcase – a generational gap
Is the future of dentistry optimistic or all doom and gloom, Michael Watson questions after this year’s BDIA Showcase. Last…
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A free market economy in dentistry
The Government should allow a free market in dentistry, Michael Watson says. Last week saw the leaders of both the…
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Sixty per cent of dentists looking to leave NHS dentistry
Sixty per cent of UK dentists are planning on moving away from NHS dentistry in the next five years. That’s…
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Survey launched asking for your thoughts on NHS dentistry
Practice Plan has announced the launch of its fifth NHS Confidence Monitor, to survey the profession’s attitudes to NHS dentistry.…
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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…
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Satisfaction in NHS dentistry at highest point in nearly two decades
It’s good news for NHS dentistry, as a new survey reveals that the public is satisfied with its services. The…
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Is it time for a different sort of entrepreneurship?
It’s time the NHS dental system was changed, Alun Rees says. The history of general dental practice is of ‘one-man-bands’:…
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Stocks, sows’ ears and silk purses
Kevin Lewis discusses potential issues after the discount rates applied to personal injury claims were dropped from +2.5% to -0.75%.…
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Capita failings stop NHS dentists making a livelihood
Dentists are calling on MPs to hold NHS-subcontractor, Capita, to account for its administrative problems. Capita is responsible for providing…
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Are politicians accountable anymore?
Ministers should stop shifting the blame to the NHS, Michael Watson says. A blog from Nicholas Timmins caught my eye…
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Over 90% of Scots registered with an NHS dentist
NHS dental registrations in Scotland have jumped by 2 million in the last 10 years, new statistics have shown. Figures show…
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The Telegraph letter won’t lead to beneficial changes in NHS dentistry
Ministers admitting to NHS dentistry faults won’t create changes that benefit patients and dentists, Michael Watson says. I do not…
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Is the Daily Telegraph letter really supporting the profession?
We should be supporting the work NHS dentists do, not making wild suggestions like those published recently in the Daily Telegraph, Michael…
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NHS dentistry ‘catastrophically failing the public’
NHS dentistry is ‘catastrophically failing the public’, a letter published in The Telegraph has claimed. The letter, co-written by five specialists…
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Are corporate bodies good for dentistry?
After Bupa agreed to acquire Oasis Dental Care recently, Michael Watson questions whether corporates will be good for dentistry. Last…
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Who’s to blame for Bradford’s lack of access to an NHS dentist?
It is the responsibility of the profession to solve the issue over a lack of access to NHS dentistry in…
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Half of adults in England not visiting an NHS dentist
Almost half (48.3%) of adults in England haven’t seen an NHS dentist in the last two years, figures from NHS Digital…
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Profession calls for more positive messages about NHS dentistry
NHS dentistry should be conveyed more positively in the national press, according to the latest NHS Confidence Monitor survey results. Dental professionals…
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Access to NHS dentistry is worrying MPs
Michael Watson says lack of access to NHS services, including dentistry, is always a trigger for MPs to complain. Before…
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