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  • GDCrelents over dentists’ addresses

    The General Dental Council (GDC) has decided not to display any location details for registrants as part of planned reforms to its public register. Vicki Holden, the leading advocate for change, told GDPUK: “This is a really positive result for profession which will protect the privacy of the registrants whilst Read More
  • GDCpublishes its annual report for 2015

    The General Dental Council has published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2015, giving details of the activities in 2015 and its aspirations for the year ahead, as it seeks to move forward with the work outlined in its roadmap Patients, Profession, Public and Performance.William Moyes, GDC Chair said: "We Read More
  • Swearingpatient fined

    A woman was ordered to pay £155 after turning up drunk and swearing inside the premises of a Hereford dentist surgery. Louise Ruth Evans admitted a charge of being drunk and disorderly when she appeared at Hereford Magistrates Court. The Court was told: "She had obviously been drinking, officers smelt Read More
  • MinisterDavid Mowat to oversee NHS dentistry

     Following the recent Cabinet re-shuffle, Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has rearranged ministerial responsibilities in the Department of Health. Under Secretary David Mowat includes all elements of primary care – including dentistry and pharmacy in his portfolio and Nicola Blackwood will be responsible for Dental Public Health. Read More
  • Reshufflethree ministers moved from Health

    As part of Prime Minister Theresa May’s reshuffle three ministers have left the Department of Health, Alistair Burt MP responsible for GDS dentistry to backbenches, Jane Ellison MP (Public Health) to the Treasury and Ben Gummer MP (GDC) to the Cabinet Office. Philip Dunne (MP for Ludlow), Nicola Blackwood (MP Read More
  • Sugarstrategy watered down report

    The fight against child obesity has been left in the hands of food companies in a watering down of ministers’ promises after lobbying by the industry, according to a report in The Times, which claims to have seen a draft of the strategy. Manufacturers will not be forced to make Read More
  • Childrentake centre stage in new Teeth Team film

    A host of children benefiting from an oral health programme take centre stage in a film all about how they are part of a highly successful in-school tooth care scheme. Teeth Team has produced a film all about its child oral health improvement programme facilitated by local dental practices in Read More
  • Practicevaluations on the rise again

    The average goodwill valuation for practices saw another leap to 124% of goodwill. This is up almost 13% compared with the autumn of 2015 and 12% up on the summer of 2014. NHS practices are attracting an average valuation of 142% of goodwill with mixed practices perceived as even more Read More
  • MPacts on rising tide’ of dental extractions

    Birkenhead MP Frank Field has called for urgent Government action to tackle what he calls the rising tide of children going to hospital for tooth extractions and 'shocking inequalities' in oral health.  He said: “He said: "None of us should be content knowing that children are four times more likely to suffer from tooth decay just because they happened to Read More
  • Almostall people 95 who try can make NHS dental appointment

    The annual survey of dental patients showed that 95% of people who tried to make an appointment for NHS dentistry were successful and 85% rated their experience as positive. Of the two fifths of respondents who had not tried to make an appointentt 38% mentioned private dentistry as the reason Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • What will happen to associates?

    Nils Bohr was a Danish hero who received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1922. The national brewer, Carlsberg, built Bohr a house. The home was next door to the brewery and allegedly had a direct feed from it, he fathered six children thus providing an early inspiration for the Carlsberg “refreshing ...

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    by Alun Rees
    Wednesday, 27 July 2016
  • The Art of Dentistry

    The Art of Dentistry

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    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 25 July 2016
  • Politics

    Politics

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    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 18 July 2016
  • Lessons to be Learnt from Recent Cases

    In this blog we look at two recent cases, one before the Fitness to Practice Committee of the GDC and one before the Health, Education and Social Care first tier Tribunal (‘HESC Tribunal’), and consider what lessons dental practitioners can learn from them.Darfoor –Fitness to Practice Hearing   ...

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    by Laura Pearce
    Tuesday, 12 July 2016
  • Homeopathy

    Homeopathy

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    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 11 July 2016
  • if the mail online produced your practice newsletters

    The Mail

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    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 03 July 2016
  • Leave. What, now?

    So… Two weeks after our vote, give or take and it has been an interesting period to put it mildly. If you voted Leave, it has been quite hard to lean on the positive, but that is changing. The FTSE 100 is back up, the ‘250 is trailing but improving, and while the Pound has taken a hit, many would ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Sunday, 03 July 2016
  • Denxit by @DentistGoneBadd

    Denxit by @DentistGoneBadd

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    by DentistGoneBadd
    Monday, 27 June 2016
  • Calm down, calm down

    Calm Down, Calm Down, Calm Down The words of Harry Enfield’s bubble permed Scouse's of the 1990’s are perhaps the most apt at the moment to describe how I feel about the outpouring of angst on the result of the EU Referendum.Alternatively, to plagiarise somewhat Winston Churchill,   & ...

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    by Simon Thackeray
    Sunday, 26 June 2016
  • GDC Watch May 2016

    During May I spent some time reading the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service hearings list.  MPTS deliberated issues including inappropriate relationships with patients, physical altercations with patient family members and performing inappropriate intimate examinations of patients wit ...

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    by Victoria Holden
    Thursday, 23 June 2016
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