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  • HullCity Council moves towards water fluoridation

    Following Hull City Council receiving a draft feasibility report which indicates it is technically possible to  fluoridate community water supplies in Hull at the recommended levels, the Hull City Council is looking at the possibility of introducing water fluoridation. After a meeting of the Scrutiny Committee in November, a decision Read More
  • BDAadvice on dental x-rays was taken

    David Davies, Conservative MP for Monmouth, has said mandatory teeth checks would reassure people the UK was not being exploited. But the BDA responded saying that said such checks would be unethical and that dental radiographs cannot accurately determine whether someone is under the age of 18 or not.After rapidly Read More
  • FGDPUK calls for sugar tax on milkshakes

    The FGDP(UK) says high sugar milk-based drinks should not be exempt from the government’s planned sugar tax. Responding to a Treasury consultation on the tax’s implementation, the Faculty argues that despite the nutritional benefits of milk, the large amount of added sugar in flavoured milk drinks means they are “likely Read More
  • Onlinepharmacies dispensing antibiotics like sweeties says BDA

    The BDA has said prescribing antibiotics without ever seeing patients in a face-to-face consultation is indefensible, following a BBC investigation revealing a boom in online pharmacies selling antibiotics like “sweeties”. The Association joined leading medical organisations to express concern that antibiotics are being prescribed to patients online often with no Read More
  • CQCgives dentistry an excellent report

    The latest CQC report shows dental services in England topping the league in providing high quality care. Of the dental practices inspected in 2015/16, the CQC found that 100% met the tests for ‘caring’ and treating people with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect; and 99% were found to be ‘responsive’ to Read More
  • MHRAjoins forces with BDIA to stamp out dental counterfeits

    UK medical device regulator, the Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), is joining forces with the British Dental Industry Association’s (BDIA) award winning Counterfeit and Substandard Instruments and Devices Initiative (CSIDI) to launch a new advertising and awareness campaign to help stamp out counterfeit dental devices. Read More
  • WrightDental increases profits

    Wright Health Group, the Dundee-based dental supplies business, has increased profits by 46 per cent in its latest year in spite of the challenges posed by cuts in government and consumer spending. The latest accounts for the company show Wright Health Group made £1.9m pre-tax profit in 2015, compared with Read More
  • NHSaccess problems in Bradford prompt lively debate

    Problems accessing NHS dentistry in Bradford provoked a fiery discussion at a health scrutiny meeting which was prompted by a new Healthwatch report which found that 43% of adults and 30% of children surveyed did not have an NHS dentist and that many had struggled to find one. Some had Read More
  • Showcaseevent sold by BDIA

    The British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) announced that the rights to BDIA Dental Showcase have been sold for an undisclosed sum to George Warman Publications, part of the Mark Allen Group. This company, who publish Dental Update, The Dentist and other magazines, will now be running the exhibition once this Read More
  • Bupain bid for Oasis report

    Sky News has reported that Bupa is making a takeover bid for Oasis, the dentistry chain, Bupa has reportedly held preliminary talks with Oasis Healthcare's management and shareholders about a deal, although the discussions are said to be at a very early stage. Estimates of Oasis' value suggest the company, owned Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • Statistics

    NHS Dental Stats made simple


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Friday, 14 October 2016
  • Case Examiners

    Balancing Probability


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 09 October 2016
  • Employed or self-employed, that is the question

    The question of employment status regularly crops up amongst the dental community. Most consider associates to be self-employed because that is the industry norm and how HMRC view associates. However, that may not always be the case.It is a common misconception that because a contract states it is ‘ ...

    by Laura Pearce
    Tuesday, 04 October 2016
  • What we say, what the patient hears

    Its OK, I'm listening


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 25 September 2016
  • Missed Opportunity

    Missed opportunity? The Chief Dental Officer for NHS England recently found herself at the forefront of dental media storm. Playfully referred to as “Recallgate” her reported comments drew widespread criticism across a range of the profession’s leading Clinicians, and a lame response through he ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Wednesday, 21 September 2016
  • Fings ain't what they used to be.

    Those were the days


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 19 September 2016
  • GDC Watch Summer 2016

    Having been somewhat distracted by the school holidays, my latest blog considers some of the cases that managed to pique my interest, and gathers my collective thoughts during the months of both July and August. So that you are looking through the same lens, I’ll start off with the ‘legal defi ...

    by Victoria Holden
    Thursday, 15 September 2016
  • The Honeymoon is Over

    Political leaders are often said to have a honeymoon period at the very beginning of their new post. At a time where their political capital as at its highest, there tends to be a degree of ‘benefit of the doubt’ given and political opponents treat them well. I get the impression that due to the lac ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Monday, 12 September 2016
  • The CDO Speaks

    The CDO Speaks


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 12 September 2016
  • CDO shows her true colours

    I wrote a piece for Dentistry magazine earlier this year about the new Chief Dental Officer who at the time was busy on a “fact-finding” tour of her new territory. Sara Hurley’s tour was without doubt planned as a charm offensive, featuring smiling photographs with some of the movers and shakers of ...

    by Alun Rees
    Thursday, 08 September 2016
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