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  • NHS England cannot pass the buck on Capita failings

    The BDA has welcomed the National Audit Office report documenting NHS England's mishandling of the primary care support services contract delivered by troubled subcontractor Capita.

    Date: 17 May 2018

    NHS England cannot pass the buck on Capita failings


  • BDA calls on GDC to reduce the ARF significantly and offer flexible payment

    Plans from the GDC not to consult registrants on fee levels ever again are unacceptable, the BDA has told the regulator in response to its consultation Clear and certain: A new framework for fee-setting.

    Date: 16 May 2018

    BDA calls on GDC to reduce the ARF significantly and offer flexible payment


  • Child tooth decay 'gap' persisting: latest survey

    The BDA has said local and national government in England can no longer ignore the tooth decay crisis, as the latest Child Oral Health Survey from Public Health England reveals deep inequalities show little sign of narrowing.

    Date: 15 May 2018

    Child tooth decay 'gap' persisting: latest survey


  • Dental neglect: Children falling through the cracks in siloed health service

    The BDA has renewed its call for a joined-up strategy on children's oral health, as new research reveals that GPs are not given the time or training to spot the tell-tale signs of dental neglect.

    Date: 11 May 2018

    Dental neglect: Children falling through the cracks in siloed health service


  • Susie Sanderson inaugurated as BDA President

    Susie Sanderson OBE, a leading figure in national and international dental politics, was installed today as the President of the BDA, succeeding Peter Dyer

    Date: 10 May 2018

    Susie Sanderson inaugurated as BDA President


  • BDA heralds potential breakthrough on GDPR

    Following months of lobbying the British Dental Association has welcomed news that Lib Dem MP Christine Jardine has tabled its suggested amendments to the Data Protection Bill to save primary care providers from needless financial burdens.

    Date: 01 May 2018

    BDA heralds potential breakthrough on GDPR


  • Access problems leaving dental patients at overdose risk

    The BDA has warned that self-medication must not fill the NHS access gap as new research points to sizable numbers of patients unable to access care risking paracetamol overdose in accident and emergency departments.

    Date: 24 April 2018

    Access problems leaving dental patients at overdose risk


  • Devolution, evolution and revolution? Dentists to debate the issues at LDCs' conference

    The looming crisis in recruiting NHS dentists and the need for a level playing field for all dentists competing for NHS contracts, are among the topical issues that will be debated at this year's annual conference of Local Dental Committees.

    Date: 13 April 2018

    Devolution, evolution and revolution? Dentists to debate the issues at LDCs' conference


  • Peter Dyer re-elected as BDA Chair of hospital dentists

    Peter Dyer, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, has been re-elected as the chair of the British Dental Association's Central Committee for Hospital Dental Services for the 2018/2020 triennium.

    Date: 11 April 2018

    Peter Dyer re-elected as BDA Chair of hospital dentists


  • Dentists: English authorities resting on laurels in face of decay epidemic

    Dentists have blasted government efforts as woefully inadequate as new data from Public Health England shows the total number of children facing tooth extractions under general anaesthetic continues to grow.

    Date: 06 April 2018

    Dentists: English authorities resting on laurels in face of decay epidemic


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