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  • Concerns about the return to full NHS dentistry in Scotland

    The British Dental Association Scotland has warned of the increased pressure on dental practices and their financial sustainability following the release of further details on the return to full NHS treatments on 1 November.

    Date: 26 October 2020

    Concerns about the return to full NHS dentistry in Scotland


  • Dentists to deliver jabs, but won’t be covered by ‘most comprehensive flu jab programme in history’

    The BDA is seeking urgent clarification on why, when access to dental services are still so limited, dentists and dental teams remain excluded from coverage in the widest-reaching flu vaccination programme on record.

    Date: 23 October 2020

    Dentists to deliver jabs, but won’t be covered by ‘most comprehensive flu jab programme in history’


  • Dentists: Time for VAT on PPE to go the way of the Tampon Tax

    The BDA has warned Rishi Sunak that failure to extend the VAT exemption for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will heap further pressures on health and social care providers already facing an uncertain future.

    Date: 21 October 2020

    Dentists: Time for VAT on PPE to go the way of the Tampon Tax


  • Dentists: Inequalities will widen without clear commitment from Scottish Government

    As new data reveal the oral health gap shows little signs of closing, the British Dental Association Scotland has warned that decades of progress on children’s dental health risks going into reverse as COVID pushes unacceptable inequalities to new levels.

    Date: 20 October 2020

    Dentists: Inequalities will widen without clear commitment from Scottish Government


  • Dentists lead call for plasma donations to fight COVID-19

    The British Dental Association is urging dentists and dental team members in England who have tested positive for COVID-19 to put themselves forward as potential donors for the NHS convalescent plasma programme, currently being used in clinical trials to improve the recovery of people with the virus.

    Date: 12 October 2020

    Dentists lead call for plasma donations to fight COVID-19


  • Dentists slam lack of progress in 'War on Sugar'

    The British Dental Association has urged ministers to turn the page on voluntary action with the food industry, as a new report from Public Health England indicates minimal progress to reduce sugar levels in food, with many food categories showing "little or no reduction."

    Date: 07 October 2020

    Dentists slam lack of progress in 'War on Sugar'


  • Dentists facing uphill struggle, as missed appointments top 14m

    The BDA has warned dentists face an uphill struggle to restore services unless government is willing to support costs for new equipment that could radically expand patient access, as the number of missed appointments hits over 14 million.

    Date: 04 October 2020

    Dentists facing uphill struggle, as missed appointments top 14m


  • BDA greets call for government to set out plan to restore services

    The BDA has welcomed calls from the Commons Health and Social Care Committee for NHS England to set out next steps to ensure dental services can be developed to meet patient demand.

    Date: 01 October 2020

    BDA greets call for government to set out plan to restore services


  • COVID vaccine: Clarity on access needed now

    The British Dental Association has welcomed interim advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recommending health and social care workers receive priority access to a coronavirus vaccine, if one is authorised for use in the UK.

    Date: 29 September 2020

    COVID vaccine: Clarity on access needed now


  • Eddie Crouch elected new chair of the BDA

    Eddie Crouch has been elected as the new chair of the British Dental Association’s Principal Executive Committee (PEC).

    Date: 23 September 2020

    Eddie Crouch elected new chair of the BDA


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