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  • BDAcondemns PM’s failure to include dentistry in speech

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has responded to David Cameron’s first landmark speech on health, saying that the failure to include dentistry in Health debate was hurting patients and taxpayers. PEC chairman, Mick Armstrong said: "Successive governments have failed to even consider 'oral health' as a part of the 'health' Read More
  • Ministerialresponsibility for dentistry announced

    The Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP  has been given responsibility for primary care at the Department of Health. This incorporates dentistry and ophthalmic responsibilities and includes GP contract reform, Out of Hours reform, pharmacy and primary care commissioning policy. He entered Parliament for the first time in 1983 (as MP Read More
  • CQCleader to join Government

    It has been announced that David Prior has stepped down as Chair of the Care Quality Commission to become a Health Minister in the new Conservative government and will be given a peerage. He succeeds Earl Howe as Minister but his responsibilities have yet to be confirmed. Read More
  • BDAcalls on Hunt to act over GDC

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has called on returning Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to tackle “unfinished business” on professional regulation. They have written asking him to launch a fundamental review of dental regulation. The Chair of the PEC, Mick Armstrong, said: “Professional regulation cannot get bumped to the bottom of Read More
  • Newteam of Health Ministers announced AMENDED

    Following last week’s General Election, the Prime Minister has announced a new Government team. The main changes involve filling posts left vacant by Lib-Dem MPs. Jeremy Hunt MP for South West Surrey continues as Secretary of State for Health although Lord Howe has left the team.The initial published announcement from Read More
  • Safeguardingbecomes recommended CPD

    The General Dental Council (GDC) has confirmed that 'safeguarding children and young people' and 'safeguarding vulnerable adults' are to be included as recommended continuing professional development (CPD) topics for dental professionals. The aim is to increase awareness about these important topics so that all dental professionals feel confident and equipped Read More
  • BDAand BDIA announce new Strategic Partnership’

    The British Dental Association (BDA) and the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) announced at the BDA Conference that they have agreed a new ‘Strategic Partnership’ allowing both organisations to work more closely over the coming months and years. The Partnership aims to deliver a comprehensive business solution for the profession and Read More
  • FGDPUK launches Open Standards Initiative

    The FGDP (UK) has launched its Open Standards Initiative, which offers all dental professionals access to the highly regarded standards and guidance documents produced by them whether they are members of the Faculty or not. The Dean, Trevor Ferguson, said: “We want our standards and guidance documents to reach the Read More
  • TypeB prototypes closest to Jimmy Steele’s vision

    In a session held at the British Dental Association conference in Manchester three of the authors of the 2009 Steele Review of NHS Dentistry examined the progress of contract reform over the past six years. Professor Steele said: “The development of viable prototypes is now a very important step. It is Read More
  • NairnWilson inaugurated as BDA President

    Professor Nairn Wilson CBE has been inaugurated as the British Dental Association’s (BDA’s) 129th President in a ceremony on the opening day of the Association’s annual conference in Manchester. Commenting on his inauguration Professor Wilson said: “In accepting the office of President of the Association, I dedicate myself to serve Read More
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The GDPUK Blog

  • Dental Governance on a Human Scale?

    I have been reading coverage and watching interviews about the latest book by Steve Hilton. Apparently, he is the favourite political guru of David Cameron and therefore his ideas are ones we might expect to be implemented in the next five years. You might find a perusal of @stevehiltonguru on Twitt ...

    by Tony Jacobs
    Wednesday, 20 May 2015
  • Hitting the right target?

    Is it safe to come out from my cave now? Can we talk politics?  It is tempting to be cynical and use that worn phrase, Plus ça change … [1]   To those of you with connections in Nepal, my sympathy and best wishes - coping with such a series of natural disasters is never easy. The Nepale ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Tuesday, 19 May 2015
  • Dental Patients - a quick set-up guide.

    Getting the best out of patients - A Manual


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 17 May 2015
  • Children - They have teeth as well, you know.

    Children have teeth too


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 10 May 2015
  • Where are we now?

    Where are we now? Just a few days ago, all talk was about coalitions, the end of single party government and the need to accommodate more and diverse voices in political discourse. Many people must be feelings like idiots now, including myself, for thinking that change could happen even with su ...

    by Pramod Subbaraman
    Saturday, 09 May 2015
  • Decision Time!

    Decision time! Now we have all the manifestos. We've had all the debates. We've had more hustings than in normal years. I've had over 10 in my constituency and some candidates in other seats have had over 20. We've had independent and "independent" reports. It is now decision time.  I ...

    by Pramod Subbaraman
    Tuesday, 05 May 2015
  • Dentists-Wierd or What?

    Dentists - Weird or What?


    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 03 May 2015
  • The Only Way is Ethics

    The one thing that has been a constant in my entire career so far, and has been the fundamental guiding force to everything I do, has been my ethical compass.Where it came from originally I suppose was my upbringing, but then further refined by exposure to teaching (particularly clinical) of such a ...

    by Simon Thackeray
    Wednesday, 29 April 2015
  • Evolution of a Revolution?

    These are politically exciting times in which we live. The earth shaking events in Nepal are unrelated of course and to those of you connected in any way, I hope that our thoughts and prayers provide comfort.The French have had their revolutions. So have the Russians. The North American history is l ...

    by Enamel Prism
    Monday, 27 April 2015
  • Burnout syndrome



    by DentistGoneBadd
    Sunday, 26 April 2015
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     The second NHS Confidence Monitor - a survey designed to capture how confident the profession are in the future of NHS dentistry - is now open for dentists to take part and share their views.&nb ...

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  • BDA and BDIA announce new ‘Strategic Partnership’

    The British Dental Association (BDA) and the British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) are delighted to announce that they have agreed a new ‘Strategic Partnership’ allowing both organisations to wor ...

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      You may well have seen the adverts for a new medical drama on Sky 1 HD called Critical. This is a 13-part series set in a major trauma centre and each show covers one story, in one place, ...

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