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  • BDA Benevolent Fund Christmas appeal 2018

    The BDA's Benevolent Fund is running a Christmas appeal to raise funds to for dentists in need.

    Date: 14 December 2018

    BDA Benevolent Fund Christmas appeal 2018


  • National Performers list update

    The BDA is pleased to hear that NHS England have clarified that dental performers are currently not required to notify PCSE of a change to practice details, whilst their new online service is still in development.

    Date: 12 December 2018

    National Performers list update


  • LDC Officials Day 2018

    The annual Local Dental Committees (LDCs) Officials Day took place on Friday 30 November in London, welcoming LDC reps from across the UK to discuss some of the big issues in dental politics today.

    Date: 12 December 2018

    LDC Officials Day 2018


  • Northern Ireland CDS contract update

    BDA Northern Ireland has received written confirmation from Department of Health Permanent Secretary, Richard Pengelly, that Department of Finance approval is now in place to move forward on the implementation of new CDS contract.

    Date: 12 December 2018

    Northern Ireland CDS contract update


  • BDA board election results – 2019-21

    The results for the BDA board (Principal Executive Committee) elections are now in and we are pleased to announce the results for the 2019-21 triennium.

    Date: 11 December 2018

    BDA board election results – 2019-21


  • NHS Employers resource for employing SAS dentists

    NHS Employers has produced a new resource to support clinical departments in order to assess the standards surrounding contracts, job planning, development and recruitment of specialty and associate specialists (SAS) doctors and dentists.

    Date: 06 December 2018

    NHS Employers resource for employing SAS dentists


  • EU Settlement Scheme – pilot for healthcare professionals

    The UK Home Office has launched a pilot aimed at healthcare professionals from the EU for settled status.

    Date: 04 December 2018

    EU Settlement Scheme – pilot for healthcare professionals


  • BDA Principal Executive Committee elections now open

    Voting for the contested seats for this year's BDA Principal Executive Committee (PEC) ballot is now open

    Date: 19 November 2018

    BDA Principal Executive Committee elections now open


  • Associate dentists: have you been contacted by HMRC about your employment status?

    We have heard reports that HMRC has been writing to more associate dentists, asking them to attend interviews.

    Date: 14 November 2018

    Associate dentists: have you been contacted by HMRC about your employment status?


  • BDA Northern Ireland repeats call for urgent action on HPV vaccine

    The urgent need to introduce the Human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine for local boys was the BDA Northern Ireland’s overarching ask at the Cancer Focus Northern Ireland’s annual Men’s Health recent conference.

    Date: 11 November 2018

    BDA Northern Ireland repeats call for urgent action on HPV vaccine


  • EpiPen supply disruption - Practices urged to renew anaphylaxis kits with adrenaline ampoules not AAIs

    The Chief Dental Officer for England has written to dentists in response to the disruption in the supply of EpiPen® and EpiPen Junior® adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs).

    Date: 29 October 2018

    EpiPen supply disruption - Practices urged to renew anaphylaxis kits with adrenaline ampoules not AAIs


  • ​Revised 'Standards in Dentistry' published by FGDP (UK)

    The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK has published the second edition of Standards in Dentistry, aimed at general dental practitioners and their teams to use as a personal or practice-based quality assessment.

    Date: 19 October 2018

    ​Revised 'Standards in Dentistry' published by FGDP (UK)


  • Increase in dental fee scales, salaries and charges in Scotland

    Following news of the pay uplift for 2018/19 for high-street dentists in Scotland, the revised Determination 1 to the Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR) comes into force from 1 November 2018.

    Date: 17 October 2018

    Increase in dental fee scales, salaries and charges in Scotland


  • ​Issues with Scottish electronic orthodontic claim forms

    Following concerns raised by BDA members in Scotland over orthodontic contracts, we raised the issue with Scottish Government and we are pleased to hear they are now deferring the coming-into-force date for orthodontic payment claim forms, and requests for prior approval.

    Date: 17 October 2018

    ​Issues with Scottish electronic orthodontic claim forms


  • BDA representatives elected to key positions with FDI World Dental Federation

    Two leading members of the British Dental Association have been elected to serve the FDI World Dental Federation, at this year's World Dental Congress in Argentina.

    Date: 11 October 2018

    BDA representatives elected to key positions with FDI World Dental Federation


  • Up close and medical: bringing together London's health museums

    The BDA Museum is delighted to be hosting this year's 'Up close and medical' event on Saturday 27 October from 2-5pm in London.

    Date: 05 October 2018

    Up close and medical: bringing together London's health museums


  • Update on NHS PSD e-Dental Programme: Phase 2

    The BDA has received reports from dentists about concerns over the introduction of NHS Practitioner Services Division's (PSD) e-Dental Programme Phase 2.

    Date: 21 September 2018

    Update on NHS PSD e-Dental Programme: Phase 2


  • Academic dentists: your views needed

    We are seeking the views of dentists working within the higher education sector across the UK to help gain a greater understanding of the issues facing academic dentists.

    Date: 13 September 2018

    Academic dentists: your views needed


  • CPD compliance statements – nearly 900 DCPs' registration at risk

    Up to 900 DCPs could be risking removal from the register, the GDC has warned.

    Date: 12 September 2018

    CPD compliance statements – nearly 900 DCPs' registration at risk


  • Final year students reminded to submit their DFT application

    The application process for dental foundation training places in 2019 will be closing on Monday 17 September 2018 at 16:00.

    Date: 11 September 2018

    Final year students reminded to submit their DFT application


  • Moving on from your foundation dentist year?

    If you’ve just concluded your year as a foundation dentist in England and haven’t yet had submitted your request to have your status on the National Performer List changed please do so asap.

    Date: 11 September 2018

    Moving on from your foundation dentist year?


  • Oral cancer services – seeking the views of dentists in Scotland

    The BDA is surveying dentists in Scotland to find out about their experiences of oral cancer services in their area.

    Date: 10 September 2018

    Oral cancer services – seeking the views of dentists in Scotland


  • Antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: guidance for dentists

    The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has published new implementation advice on Antibiotic Prophylaxis Against Infective Endocarditis, which is available to be used by all dentists across the UK.

    Date: 30 August 2018

    Antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: guidance for dentists


  • ​New commissioning and contracts for prison dental services

    We are taking part in collaborative work to develop a new service specification for prison dental services by NHS England Health and Justice, Public Health England and the National Association of Prison Dentistry UK.

    Date: 29 August 2018

    ​New commissioning and contracts for prison dental services


  • New guidance on safeguarding vulnerable adults launched

    New guidance for healthcare workers on safeguarding adults at risk was launched this month by the Royal College of Nursing, which includes input from the British Dental Association (BDA) and 30 Royal Colleges.

    Date: 28 August 2018

    New guidance on safeguarding vulnerable adults launched


  • Community dentist? We want to hear from you

    The BDA is exploring changes to the CDS and PDS in the UK. The findings will help support those working within the services and assist in the development of policy and strategy for the CDS and PDS, vulnerable populations and health inequalities.

    Date: 17 August 2018

    Community dentist? We want to hear from you


  • CPD deadline - Concern for DCPs at risk of removal from the register

    On 31 July 2018 almost 36,000 dental care professionals (DCPs) reached the end of their five-year CPD cycle. Those registrants must submit their CPD statement to the General Dental Council (GDC) no later than 28 August 2018.

    Date: 15 August 2018

    CPD deadline - Concern for DCPs at risk of removal from the register


  • BDA Northern Ireland welcomes opportunity to sit on obesity prevention body

    BDA Northern Ireland has welcomed the opportunity to nominate a dental representative to sit on the Obesity Prevention Steering Group for the first time.

    Date: 14 August 2018

    BDA Northern Ireland welcomes opportunity to sit on obesity prevention body


  • NHS National Services Scotland Practitioner Services Division – update on eDental project

    NHS NSS Practitioner Services Division (PSD) is continuing to implement its eDental project throughout 2018 and 2019.

    Date: 13 August 2018

    NHS National Services Scotland Practitioner Services Division – update on eDental project


  • Reminder: FDs must apply for inclusion on the National Performers List before September

    The BDA is reminding all new graduates who have recently been allocated to a dental foundation training post in England or Wales starting on 1 September this year, that they must apply before that date to be included on the national dental performers list.

    Date: 10 August 2018

    Reminder: FDs must apply for inclusion on the National Performers List before September


  • Free magazine to help raise awareness of cancer risks

    Dentists can request free copies of a special edition of Women's Own magazine to put in their waiting rooms, which focuses on raising awareness of the risks of cancer.

    Date: 09 August 2018

    Free magazine to help raise awareness of cancer risks


  • ​Dental practices in England invited to join NHSmail

    The BDA has been advised by NHS England that all dental practices in England, both NHS and private, should sign up for NHSmail, a secure system for sharing patient data, and enabling dental practices to be compliant with data processing regulations.

    Date: 08 August 2018

    ​Dental practices in England invited to join NHSmail


  • Dental researcher honoured for work on children’s oral health

    Dental researcher Professor Cynthia Pine has been awarded the EW Borrow Memorial Award at the recent International Association for Dental Research 2018 Conference in London.

    Date: 01 August 2018

    Dental researcher honoured for work on children’s oral health


  • Scotland: Clarification of post-Minamata restorations and revised fees

    Following changes to the EU regulations on dental amalgam from 1 July 2018, the Scottish Government has now issued a memorandum on the phasing down of dental amalgam, including a listing of the revised fees for non-amalgam restorations.

    Date: 30 July 2018

    Scotland: Clarification of post-Minamata restorations and revised fees


  • Associates Group rebooted for 2018

    Our GDPC Associates Group has been rebooted for 2018, find out what issues they'll be working on.

    Date: 20 July 2018

    Associates Group rebooted for 2018


  • Private view of Wellcome Collection's 'Teeth' exhibition

    Members of Parliament, Members of the House of Lords and representatives of dental and oral health organisations were invited to the Wellcome Collection to enjoy a private viewing of their latest exhibition, entitled 'Teeth', on 10 July in London.

    Date: 12 July 2018

    Private view of Wellcome Collection's 'Teeth' exhibition


  • DCPs reminded to declare indemnity and renew registration by 31 July 2018

    Dental Care Professionals must ensure they have paid their Annual Retention Fee and made their indemnity declaration by the end of this month.

    Date: 05 July 2018

    DCPs reminded to declare indemnity and renew registration by 31 July 2018


  • DFT place allocations: Second round begins 9 July 2018

    Applicants to dental foundation training in England, Northern Ireland and Wales who are currently on the waiting list for places starting in September 2018 are advised to look out for emails via the Oriel system.

    Date: 05 July 2018

    DFT place allocations: Second round begins 9 July 2018


  • Celebrating 70 years of NHS dentistry

    Today (5 July) marks 70 years of the establishment of the NHS, and we are celebrating 70 years of NHS dentistry.

    Date: 05 July 2018

    Celebrating 70 years of NHS dentistry


  • Dental amalgam: Northern Ireland new SDR fees and codes

    In Northern Ireland, Statement of Dental Remuneration (SDR) fees for the provision of non-amalgam fillings for children aged under-15 and in pregnant and breastfeeding women have been published, along with other documentation relating to changes to the use of dental amalgam.

    Date: 04 July 2018

    Dental amalgam: Northern Ireland new SDR fees and codes