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  • NHS dentistry in Northern Ireland can't run on goodwill alone

    BDA Northern Ireland has responded to the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB) recommendation of a 1% uplift in pay for Northern Ireland GDPs for 2017/18.

    Date: 29 March 2017

    NHS dentistry in Northern Ireland can't run on goodwill alone


  • DDRB England: Pay cuts add to decade of underinvestment

    The BDA has said underinvestment in dentistry is bringing NHS services to the brink, as the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB) announced its recommendation of a below inflation pay uplift of 1% for dentists in 2017/18.

    Date: 28 March 2017

    DDRB England: Pay cuts add to decade of underinvestment


  • Pay squeeze puts NHS dentistry in Wales under pressure

    BDA Wales has said a below inflation pay uplift is putting NHS dentistry in Wales at greater risk, following the report of the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB) for 2017/18.

    Date: 28 March 2017

    Pay squeeze puts NHS dentistry in Wales under pressure


  • DDRB deals another hammer blow to Scottish GDPs

    BDA Scotland has criticised the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB) and its recommendation for a 1% pay award for general dental practitioners in Scotland for 2017/18.

    Date: 24 March 2017

    DDRB deals another hammer blow to Scottish GDPs


  • BDA stages legal bid as committed providers squeezed out of NHS orthodontic contracts

    The BDA has initiated legal proceedings against NHS England for setting up potentially impossible barriers to smaller contractors in tenders for over £1/2 billion of orthodontic services.

    Date: 24 March 2017

    BDA stages legal bid as committed providers squeezed out of NHS orthodontic contracts


  • Ministers offer collective shrug over scandal of child tooth decay

    The BDA has reacted to new analysis from the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons showing a 24% rise in the number of tooth extractions performed on 0-4 year olds in hospitals in England over the last decade.

    Date: 21 March 2017

    Ministers offer collective shrug over scandal of child tooth decay


  • Global Survey: Brits know the risks on dental disease, but aren't taking action

    Brits know the risk but are lagging behind Brazilians, Mexicans, South Africans and Poles when it comes to making the right choices to maintain healthy teeth and gums.

    Date: 20 March 2017

    Global Survey: Brits know the risks on dental disease, but aren't taking action


  • Dentists call on next mayor to tackle Manchester's £13m child tooth decay bill

    As the starting gun has been fired in the Greater Manchester Mayoral race, dentists have called on all candidates to pledge to tackle the city region's status at the bottom of the national league table for oral health.

    Date: 15 March 2017

    Dentists call on next mayor to tackle Manchester's £13m child tooth decay bill


  • New rules on amalgam agreed at EU level

    The European Parliament has voted in favour of a gradual phase down in dental amalgam. The move has ended months of speculation over whether the dental filling material faced an outright ban by 2022.

    Date: 14 March 2017

    New rules on amalgam agreed at EU level


  • Welsh dentists slam above inflation increases in NHS charges

    BDA Wales has strongly criticised above-inflation increases in NHS dental charges from the Welsh Government.

    Date: 13 March 2017

    Welsh dentists slam above inflation increases in NHS charges


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