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  • Without reform NHS dentistry will go from crisis to collapse

    Following today's debate in the Scottish Parliament the British Dental Association has urged the Scottish Government to deliver meaningful reform to NHS dentistry by the autumn, stressing failure to do so will take the service from crisis to collapse.

    Date: 08 February 2023

    Without reform NHS dentistry will go from crisis to collapse


  • Scotland: NHS dentistry reprieved as vital support extended

    The British Dental Association have said NHS dentistry has escaped imminent crisis, following the Scottish Government's decision to extend vital support until 31 October 2023.

    Date: 07 February 2023

    Scotland: NHS dentistry reprieved as vital support extended


  • ​4 in 5 teachers providing pupils with toothpaste and brushes as cost of living crisis bites

    The cost of living crisis is impacting on the oral health of children in classrooms across Britain, with most teachers now stepping in to provide pupils with the basics, according to new research.

    Date: 06 February 2023

    ​4 in 5 teachers providing pupils with toothpaste and brushes as cost of living crisis bites


  • New figures reveal depth of Scotland's access crisis

    The British Dental Association has called on the Scottish Government to fix the broken system underpinning NHS dentistry, as new data reveals little sign of a recovery in attendance and ever-widening health inequalities.

    Date: 24 January 2023

    New figures reveal depth of Scotland's access crisis


  • ​Doctors and dentists unite on pay review process that's unfit for purpose

    Doctor and dentist leaders have set out a plan to restore independence to a broken pay review process that is driving talent out of the NHS.

    Date: 19 January 2023

    ​Doctors and dentists unite on pay review process that's unfit for purpose


  • ​Dentists: Government must turn page on eleventh hour pay cuts

    The British Dental Association has said government's approach to pay is driving talent out of the NHS, as below inflation awards leave NHS dentists in England facing a drop in real incomes with no parallel in the UK public sector.

    Date: 11 January 2023

    ​Dentists: Government must turn page on eleventh hour pay cuts


  • PM mythmaking on crisis in dentistry

    The British Dental Association has urged Rishi Sunak to correct the record, after he offered a wholesale misrepresentation of the crisis facing NHS dentistry at today's PMQs.

    Date: 11 January 2023

    PM mythmaking on crisis in dentistry


  • Welsh Government cooking the books on patient numbers

    The British Dental Association has urged the Welsh Government to correct the record, following misleading claims that 112,000 'extra' dental appointments have been secured by recent reforms.

    Date: 06 January 2023

    Welsh Government cooking the books on patient numbers


  • ​Access problems risk wiping out decades of progress on oral health

    The British Dental Association has warned the latest official research on the impact of the pandemic on access to dental care in England underlines the need for urgent and fundamental reform, with decades of improvements to the nation's oral health now at risk.

    Date: 21 December 2022

    ​Access problems risk wiping out decades of progress on oral health


  • ​Dentistry inquiry offers chance to bring service back from the brink

    The British Dental Association says a new parliamentary inquiry into access to NHS dentistry may represent a last best hope to save the service.

    Date: 08 December 2022

    ​Dentistry inquiry offers chance to bring service back from the brink


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