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  • Dentists condemn failure on HPV vaccinations

    Dentists have condemned news that the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has decided not to recommend an extension of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination to school age boys.

    Date: 19 July 2017

    Dentists condemn failure on HPV vaccinations


  • Indemnity - Dentists advised to check the small print

    The BDA is today warning dentists to check the small print on their indemnity policies to ensure they are appropriately covered.

    Date: 18 July 2017

    Indemnity - Dentists advised to check the small print


  • Dental Schools Council must get to grips with national shortage of dental academics

    The BDA has responded to news from the Dental Schools Council that suggests that dental academic staffing levels appear to be recovering after a long period of decline.

    Date: 07 July 2017

    Dental Schools Council must get to grips with national shortage of dental academics


  • Wales winning fight against tooth decay, while England shrugs shoulders

    The BDA has welcomed news that child tooth decay has fallen once again among children in poorer communities across Wales

    Date: 07 July 2017

    Wales winning fight against tooth decay, while England shrugs shoulders


  • Health unions call for the government to act on public sector pay

    Seventeen unions representing employees and staff across the NHS have today expressed anger and deep disappointment at the government's failure to deal with the ongoing public sector pay crisis.

    Date: 04 July 2017

    Health unions call for the government to act on public sector pay


  • Dentists and doctors unite over concerns about HEE's proposed cuts to specialist training

    The ability to deliver postgraduate medical and dental education safely and effectively could be seriously undermined if proposed cuts in education services are implemented, dental and medical leaders have warned.

    Date: 28 June 2017

    Dentists and doctors unite over concerns about HEE's proposed cuts to specialist training


  • Dentists call time on sports drinks marketing and urge levy extension

    The BDA has urged action on new research showing nearly 90% of school children are consuming sports drinks, pressing government to bring the drinks within the orbit of the soft drinks industry levy.

    Date: 23 June 2017

    Dentists call time on sports drinks marketing and urge levy extension


  • Needed reform of health watchdogs kicked into long grass

    The BDA has expressed disappointment following the government's failure to deliver pledged reforms on patient protection in the 2017-19 legislative programme.

    Date: 21 June 2017

    Needed reform of health watchdogs kicked into long grass


  • NHS pay cap must end, say unions

    The British Dental Association has joined health associations and unions to urge a 'change of direction' on NHS pay restraint in this week's Queen's Speech.

    Date: 19 June 2017

    NHS pay cap must end, say unions


  • Dentists' leaders urge action as 80% of toddlers miss out on dental care

    The BDA has responded to new data from the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons showing that 80% of one- to two-year-olds in England did not visit an NHS dentist in the year to 31 March 2017.

    Date: 08 June 2017

    Dentists' leaders urge action as 80% of toddlers miss out on dental care


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