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  • ​Dentistry's veteran campaigner downs drill to fight for future of service in Scotland

    The British Dental Association is delighted to announce dentist and experienced campaigner Charlotte Waite will take on a leading role in the fight for the future of dental services in Scotland.

    Date: 10 August 2022

    ​Dentistry's veteran campaigner downs drill to fight for future of service in Scotland


  • NHS dentistry at a tipping point

    9/10 NHS dental practices unable to offer appointments to new adult patients, in the most extensive survey of patient access ever undertaken.

    Date: 08 August 2022

    NHS dentistry at a tipping point


  • ​Welsh Government's 'access boost' fashioned from whole cloth

    The British Dental Association has warned potentially misleading claims that Welsh Government reforms will generate 112,000 new appointments are being used as cover to mask failure to invest in NHS dentistry.

    Date: 27 July 2022

    ​Welsh Government's 'access boost' fashioned from whole cloth


  • Unfit for purpose: Health Committee slams contract fuelling crisis in NHS dentistry

    The British Dental Association has welcomed the conclusions of the Health and Social Care Committee inquiry into Workforce: recruitment, training and retention.

    Date: 25 July 2022

    Unfit for purpose: Health Committee slams contract fuelling crisis in NHS dentistry


  • NHS Dentists demand lifeline as 'dental inflation' soars

    Dentists need real support from all four UK governments to withstand the impact of 'dental inflation', now standing at over 11% according to new analysis from the British Dental Association.

    Date: 20 July 2022

    NHS Dentists demand lifeline as 'dental inflation' soars


  • Armed forces doctors' and dentists' pay award 'absurd and unjust' say BMA and BDA

    Responding to the Government's acceptance of the recommendations of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body (AFPRB) on pay for the Armed Forces for 2022-23, Col Mark Weir, British Medical Association armed forces committee chair, and Surgeon-Captain Mike Gall, British Dental Association armed forces committee chair

    Date: 20 July 2022

    Armed forces doctors' and dentists' pay award 'absurd and unjust' say BMA and BDA


  • Failure to halt record-breaking cuts to real incomes will fuel exodus from NHS

    The British Dental Association has warned the derisory pay uplifts offered to dentists - 4.5% - will only accelerate the workforce crisis facing NHS dentistry across the UK.

    Date: 19 July 2022

    Failure to halt record-breaking cuts to real incomes will fuel exodus from NHS


  • NHS dentistry: New plans papering over cracks, as dentists push for real reform

    The British Dental Association has said government must press ahead on fundamental reform of NHS dentistry, following plans announced today that will do little to arrest the exodus of dentists from the service, or address the crisis in patient access.

    Date: 19 July 2022

    NHS dentistry: New plans papering over cracks, as dentists push for real reform


  • UK dentists picking up the pieces from dental tourism boom

    The popularity of travelling abroad for dental treatment is on the rise, a new survey by the British Dental Association (BDA) suggests.

    Date: 14 July 2022

    UK dentists picking up the pieces from dental tourism boom


  • ​"As sugary as Cola": Dentists call for sweeping action on baby pouches

    The British Dental Association has warned that obscene levels of sugar in popular baby food pouches underline the need for wide-ranging government action across the early years' food and drink sector.

    Date: 08 July 2022

    ​"As sugary as Cola": Dentists call for sweeping action on baby pouches


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