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Further pay squeeze looms
Dentists face a further pay squeeze whoever wins the general election, following the first sparring in the four-month campaign. Labour…
Dentistry
New Year’s resolutions
Seventeen days is the average period during that we adhere to New Year’s resolutions apparently. So by this time in January most…
Dentistry
Team games
Michelle Hardy discusses independence from the NHS and how best to involve your practice team to make the change a…
Dentistry
NHS contracts and considering your options
Josie Hutchings contemplates the progression of the new NHS contracts and the options a dental practitioner could consider in the…
Dentistry
Thinking of going private? Time to embrace marketing into your practice
Les Jones discusses how important it is to market your practice if you’re looking to go private, and gives some…
Dentistry
Patients forced to wait a year for an NHS dentist appointment
The Hebridean islands of Jura and Islay have been left with one part-time NHS dentist meaning patients are being told to…
Dentistry
Early findings from the dental contract reform engagement exercise
The Department of Health conducted a dental contract reform engagement exercise this summer to test elements of a registration and capitation model…
Dentistry
Dentists missing out on IT
Dentists have missed out on ambitious plans to make using the rest of the NHS as simple as online banking…
Dentistry
The search for a new dental contract
Michael Watson explains how the current dental contract could be made to work, and why it currently isn’t. Long before Harry…
Dentistry
The NHS evolution and your options
Nigel Jones discusses NHS dentistry, its evolution and what it could mean for NHS practitioners and their options for the…
Dentistry
Dentists face critical NHS pension decision
Thousands of dentists who qualified before 2008 have just a few months to decide which NHS pension scheme will be…
Dentistry
Dentists facing NHS pension payment delays
Dentists who apply for their NHS pension while erroneously listed on open NHS contracts could experience delays receiving their payments,…
Dentistry
Whistle blowing
Neel Kothari comments on the whistle-blowing culture within the NHS. Recently, Sir Robert Francis QC (Queen’s Counsel), who led two…
Dentistry
LDCs create alternative dental contract
Dentistry reports on an exercise pitting prototype dental contracts against ACRs. There is a strong rumour the new prototype reformed…
Dentistry
Pulling out rotten teeth from children runs up an annual £30m bill for the taxpayer
It cost the NHS £3.1m to carry out ‘minor extractions’ from under-18s, over the 2012-13 financial year, and a further…
Dentistry
Michael Watson reports on the latest from the NHS dental contract
It is now six months since health minister, Lord Howe, speaking at the BDA Conference outlined a timetable for reform.…
Dentistry
Reaching for your personal best
Nigel Jones questions where patient care fits in to the definition of success. In amongst all of the amazing sporting…
Dentistry
BDA calls for the Government to invest ‘significant sums’ in NHS dentistry
Governments across the UK must pay heed to the economic challenges facing NHS dentistry and maintain their commitment to patients…
Dentistry
Where would we be without the NHS? Neel Kothari explains why we shouldn’t take the NHS for granted
Over the past couple of years you will no doubt have read numerous articles outlining some of the day-to-day failures…
Dentistry
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