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  • Dentists warn failure to support self-employed may have devastating impact on service

    The BDA has warned means-testing of support for the self-employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic will have potentially catastrophic impact on large parts of the dental workforce, particularly those providing private care.

    Date: 26 March 2020

    Dentists warn failure to support self-employed may have devastating impact on service


  • Dentists warn of hole in plans to support service through pandemic

    The BDA has responded to the long-awaited package of support from NHS England for dental practices at risk of collapse in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Date: 25 March 2020

    Dentists warn of hole in plans to support service through pandemic


  • Real energy needed for urgent care plan to avoid postcode lottery

    The BDA has called on government to offer concrete support for a new dedicated emergency dental system, as routine care on the high street ends following the latest guidelines from NHS England.

    Date: 25 March 2020

    Real energy needed for urgent care plan to avoid postcode lottery


  • Dentists: Official indifference leaving service, practitioners and patients at risk

    The British Dental Association has blasted failure by authorities in England to update clinical advice to reflect the seriousness of the UK’s footing or to set out a support package that threatens the future of NHS dental services.

    Date: 24 March 2020

    Dentists: Official indifference leaving service, practitioners and patients at risk


  • BDA calls on PM to back Temporary Income Protection Fund

    We have joined forces with the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) and groups representing a diverse range of self-employed workers, to press government to implement a Temporary Income Protection Fund to aid contractors during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Date: 24 March 2020

    BDA calls on PM to back Temporary Income Protection Fund


  • Employed dentists make call to shape a role in COVID-19 response

    The BDA has urged the NHS to discuss what role over 3000 employed dentists can play in the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Date: 20 March 2020

    Employed dentists make call to shape a role in COVID-19 response


  • Routine dental treatment significantly reduced, as service faces uncertain future

    The BDA has responded to new guidelines on the Coronavirus outbreak which probably spells the end of most routine care in England, lamenting the absence of any current safety net to support services through this crisis.

    Date: 20 March 2020

    Routine dental treatment significantly reduced, as service faces uncertain future


  • Financial Support measures a vital ‘lifeline’ to NI dental practices

    The BDA has welcomed the announcement of a financial support scheme by Department of Health designed to support practices remain financially sustainable over the disruption caused by COVID-19.

    Date: 20 March 2020

    Financial Support measures a vital ‘lifeline’ to NI dental practices


  • COVID-19: All dental practices require business rates relief

    The BDA has urged government to extend the Business Rates Retail Discount of 100% currently offered to leisure and hospitality sectors to dental practices, to ease potentially crippling losses from the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Date: 20 March 2020

    COVID-19: All dental practices require business rates relief


  • COVID-19: BDA greets key worker status for dentists and teams

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has received clear confirmation that dentists and their staff will be designated as key workers during the pandemic.

    Date: 20 March 2020

    COVID-19: BDA greets key worker status for dentists and teams


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