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Government exploring ‘non-van solutions’ after promising mobile clinics

The government is looking into ‘non-van solutions’ to the dental access crisis despite pledging a fleet of mobile clinics in the NHS dental recovery plan. In a document on the government website, it reports ‘limited availability’…

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BDA: NHS Practitioner Health lives on, but needs a long term future

The British Dental Association has greeted the u-turn from Government on NHS Practitioner Health coverage for hospital dentists and doctors, but stressed that answers are needed on how news of the cancellation was sprung on…

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14,000 dentists and doctors face tough pension decisions due to age discrimination remedy

As many as 14,000 dentists, GPs and hospital doctors could face a difficult decision and significant costs around rejoining the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) for the period when they opted-out, as part of the ‘McCloud…

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Almost five million calls made to NHS dental helpline

Labour Party data shows that more than 4.7 million people have called the NHS 111 helpline for issues relating to dental health since 2019.

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Labour says it would reform NHS dental contract within days of taking office

Wes Streeting has said Labour would reform dentistry’s NHS contract within days if the party was elected.

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Wirral MP calls for improved dental care for all children

Margaret Greenwood MP is calling on the government to develop a comprehensive national children’s oral health strategy to reduce waiting times and focus on targeted preventive measures, early intervention and improved access to high-quality dental care…

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Former BUPA Practice Reborn

BUPA Dental made the shock announcement that they intended to dispose of 85 practices in March. This represented nearly 20% of their estate.

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WHO considers regulation of AI in healthcare

Artificial intelligence technologies are being rapidly deployed in healthcare without a full understanding of how they may perform, says the World Health Organization (WHO).

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BDA: Access crisis piling pressure across NHS

British Dental Association has said figures from the Labour Party on the nearly 70,000 patients who sought dental care in emergency departments last year are just the tip of the iceberg, and that the access…

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Bad management leads to one in three UK workers quitting, says survey

Bad managers and toxic work culture are causing one in three UK workers to quit their job. This is according to a new survey carried out by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The research shows that…

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Smile Direct Club Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy: Disruptor Disrupted

Smile Direct Club (SDC), the direct to consumer aligner provider, has been no stranger to controversy. In the latest news associated with the US based disruptor, which was once valued at $8.9 billion, it has filed…

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Five tips to avoid legal trouble in practice

Sarah Buxton, a BSDHT (British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy) partner, shares her top legal tips for dental hygienists and dental therapists.

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Your social media activity could sabotage your dental career

Your virtual life may feel distinct from your day-to-day practice – but you are accountable to the regulator for your online activity. This is according to Dental Defence Union (DDU) dentolegal adviser, Jo-Anne Taylor.

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Twenty three million sick days lost to dental pain, new figures show

New figures have revealed that nearly three in 10 (28%) people in the UK have taken time off work due to dental pain. This is the equivalent of 23 million sick days. In addition, 7%…

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More than 4.4 million children not seen by NHS dentist in the past year

New data from the Liberal Democrats has shown that more than 4.4 million children in England were not seen by an NHS dentist in the last 12 months. The research was commissioned by the House…

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Study informs guidance to support NHS staff after the suicide of a colleague

Researchers from the University of Surrey, University of Birmingham, and Keele University gathered evidence and data over the course of two years as part of a study which has informed a robust set of new…

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Free mental health webinar to mark World Suicide Prevention Day

Dental team members are invited to register now with Psynergy Mental Health to attend a free webinar this September. Marking World Suicide Prevention Day, the webinar will raise awareness of available help for those who…

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‘Too many bad stories’ – Botox providers in England face stricter standards

The government could ban unlicensed providers of non-surgical cosmetic treatments in England following the launch of a new consultation. At present, healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses and dentists carrying out non-surgical cosmetic procedures, such…

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