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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
Can the dental recovery plan deliver real change?
Nigel Jones weighs up the pros and cons of the recently announced dental recovery plan – does it represent real…
NHS to Private
UK healthcare is ‘prime target’ for Russian hackers, says report
A new report warns that British healthcare infrastructure is susceptible to cyberattacks by Russian hackers, which could lead to a…
AI & technology
‘Excruciating neglect’ – Scottish government to debate NHS dentistry
The British Dental Association (BDA) Scotland has welcomed the announcement that NHS dentistry will be debated in the Scottish Parliament.…
Dentistry Scotland
NHS LGBT inclusivity scheme axed due to ‘lack of funding’
The government has reportedly defunded the NHS Rainbow Badge Partnership, a scheme aiming to foster LGBT inclusivity in healthcare settings.…
Dentistry
2024 Dentistry Census: key findings
How do your earnings compare to the average? What do your peers really think about the health service? Find out…
Dentistry
Police break up queues of people seeking NHS dental care
Police in Bristol were recorded breaking up queues of people who were attempting to access NHS dental care in the…
Dentistry
New gastric balloon obesity treatment keeps 95% of weight off
A new weight loss system using a gastric balloon contained within a pill is now being administered by the NHS.…
Dentistry
National newspaper launches campaign to save NHS dentistry
The BDA has backed a national newspaper’s campaign calling for action to be taken on the ‘intolerable’ state of NHS…
Dentistry
Thousands on waiting list for NHS dental practice
Some 8,500 people are on a waiting list for an NHS dental practice – and those trying to join will…
Dentistry
Future financial benefits of water fluoridation not guaranteed, says study
Existing water fluoridation programmes in England still provide savings for the NHS – but there is no guarantee new schemes…
Dentistry
Taylor Swift tickets ‘easier to get than NHS dental appointment’, says MP
The government has been criticised for its treatment of NHS dentistry, with the Labour opposition predicting ‘further neglect, decline and…
Dentistry
‘The time for reform is now’ in Northern Ireland, says BDA
The British Dental Association (BDA) Northern Ireland has called for urgent reform and fair funding to secure the future of…
Dentistry
NHS dentistry is at its ‘most perilous point’ in 75-year history
Four in five (82.8%) dental practices in England are not registering adult NHS patients, while 71.1% are not taking on…
Dentistry
Government says it must do more to improve NHS dental access
The government has said it must do more to ensure that everyone in the UK can access an NHS dentist.…
Dentistry
MP calls for NHS leaders to ‘pull their finger out’ on dental delays
Delays in finalising NHS dental contracts in Darlington has led to calls for NHS bosses to ‘pull their finger out’.…
Dentistry
Obesity twice as high for children living in most deprived areas
New data shows that obesity prevalence is twice as high for children living in the most deprived areas compared to…
Dentistry
Dentists urged to be clear when communicating fees to patients
Dental professionals should be clear when communicating dental charges and fees to patients, says the Dental Defence Union (DDU). This…
Dentistry
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 11 November 2023
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… Mouth cancer…
Dentistry
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