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Nine in 10 practices falsely categorised as ‘accepting NHS patients’, says BDA
An investigation found that out of 100 practices categorised as accepting NHS patients, only 10 actually had capacity to do…
Dentistry
What’s happening to the proposed smoking ban?
The Tobacco and Vapes Bill, which would effectively initiate a smoking ban, has been dropped in the run-up to the…
Dentistry
NHS ‘soup and shake’ diets to tackle obesity and diabetes across UK
‘Soup and shake’ diets will be made available across the UK to tackle obesity and reverse type 2 diabetes, NHS…
Health & research
Mental health sufferers could lose sickness benefits
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak could remove a disability benefit for some mental health sufferers in an effort to tackle the…
Dentistry
The profession reacts to the NHS dental recovery plan
Last week, the government announced the details of its NHS dental recovery plan. But what does the profession think of…
Dentistry
BDA slams ‘offensive’ claims that immigrants exacerbate the NHS dentistry crisis
The BDA says it is ‘appalled’ at claims from politicians that the NHS dentistry crisis is being worsened by immigrants.…
Dentistry
Rishi Sunak visits dental practice – and it is not accepting new NHS adult patients
Prime minister Rishi Sunak visited a practice following the announcement of the new dental recovery plan – but it is…
Dentistry
NHS dentistry recovery plan – what does it say?
Details of the long-awaited NHS dentistry recovery plan have been released – here’s all you need to know so far. …
Breaking news
Disposable vapes to be banned, government confirms
Disposable vapes will be banned as part of the drive to protect children’s health, the government has confirmed.  Prime Minister…
Dentistry
NHS dentistry recovery plan expected in 2024, says Prime Minister
The government has said a recovery plan for NHS dentistry will be published in 2024 – but failed to commit…
Dentistry
New Zealand to scrap smoking ban – while UK remains ‘committed’
New Zealand’s new government plans to scrap the nation’s smoking ban to help fund tax cuts – while Rishi Sunak…
Dentistry
Flavours and descriptions of vapes could be restricted
The government has launched a public consultation on youth vaping in an attempt to clamp down on the promotion of…
Dentistry
Increase smoking age by one year every year, says Rishi Sunak
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is considering anti-smoking measures that would effectively ban the next generation from buying cigarettes.  Speaking at…
Breaking news
NHS Workforce Plan: the laboratory community reacts
The government’s new NHS Workforce Plan has no mention of dental technicians or clinical dental technicians despite the challenges labs…
Laboratory
Why dental hygienists and therapists are key to expanding access to dental care
With Prime Minister Rishi Sunak highlighting dental therapists as key to the UK’s dental access issues, we hear from Miranda…
NHS in crisis
How much attention have you paid to the dental news this week? – 8 July 2023
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… GDC fails…
Dentistry
Dental profession slams Rishi Sunak after he forgets name for dental therapists
The Prime Minister forgot the name for dental therapists last week after suggesting they take up more dental work to…
Dentistry
Ministers urged to crack down on vape marketing to children
The ‘insidious’ marketing of vapes to young people is leaving them so addicted to nicotine they can’t concentrate on lessons.…
Marketing
NHS to pilot weight loss jabs to tackle obesity
The NHS will pilot weight loss jabs over the next two years in a bid to tackle the obesity crisis…
Dentistry
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