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  • Sugarlevy a tax Government would rather not collect’

    The Government has set out its response to the consultation on the ‘sugar tax.’ But a statement by Jane Ellison, financial secretary to the Treasury, said it was a levy that ‘we would rather not collect’. They would prefer to see firms reformulating their products to reduce the sugar content. Read More
  • Dentistscall for gear change in NHS dentistry in Wales

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has called for movement on stalled reforms to NHS dentistry in Wales, following a visit to a Swansea practice. BDA Wales invited the Conservative health spokesperson Angela Burns AM to visit. She has joined BDA Wales in calling for these promising pilots to be rapidly Read More
  • Henrikchecks up on prototypes

    Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen, Chair, BDA General Dental Practice Committee, has posted an update about the protoype contracts on the BDA website. He said that there were some concerns about the prototypes having too many targets. He also said that there were a number of practices that are really worried about the Read More
  • Surgeonswarn of mouth cancer diagnosis delay risk

    People with suspected mouth cancer are having their diagnosis delayed because they are first referred to a dentist, surgeons have warned. But experts from the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) warn that this can slow down the process for diagnosing people with cancer, and say they should Read More
  • NASDALcomments on Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

     NASDAL said that last year the then Chancellor George Osborne, said the deficit would be turned around to a £10 billion surplus by 2019-20. This year Philip Hammond delivered a much gloomier verdict on the state of the public finances and announced that the economy was expected to be worse Read More
  • Controversyas GDC allows NI dentist to leave register

     The General Dental Council (GDC) has accepted a request by Robert McMitchell, who owns dental surgeries across Northern Ireland, to be removed from the UK dental register, reports the Belfast Telegraph. It means the GDC has halted its investigation into the health professional and a scheduled fitness to practise hearing Read More
  • Manfined 4 500 for illegal practise as CDT

     A man from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, Robert Webb, has been ordered to pay more than £6,500 after pleading guilty to three charges relating to the unlawful practice of dentistry. In addition, the premises, where Mr Webb worked alone, were very dirty, covered in a thick layer of dust and had cages Read More
  • Dentistsrespond to rapidly rising oral cancer rates

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has commented on new evidence from Cancer Research UK showing that rates of mouth (oral) cancer have jumped by 68% in the UK over the last 20 years. [1]Dentists play a vital role in detection of oral cancers. Survival rates can rise from 50% to 90% Read More
  • BDAaids breakthrough on Performers List problems

    The British Dental Association (BDA) has announced it has helped, with other organisations, to secure an extension to the grace period for foundation dentists to formalise their inclusion in the National Performers List in England. This follows the well-publicised catalogue of mismanagement by NHS England’s contractor, Capita (operating as PCSE). Read More
  • CQCto go 700 k over budget

    Pulse reports that the CQC is planning to overspend its staff budget for inspecting primary medical services by £700,000 in a last-ditch effort to hit its end-of-year target. Its The latest performance report says it will have to rely on additional ‘bank’ inspectors to carry out an outstanding 270 GP Read More
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