Tesco has said that it will axe drinks with added sugar from their stores in the hope that it will cut down on childhood obesity. The drinks include favourites and best-sellers, such as Capri Sun, Ribena and Rubicon. However the BDA has said: “we’ll need more than gestures to end UK sugar addiction”
New members for the House of Commons Health Committee have been announced. They include six Conservatives (including the Chair Dr Sarah Wollaston), four Labour and one Scottish Nationalist. Of them 8 were elected first in May 2015. Their contact details appear below.
The government intends to put strict limits on the ‘excessive fees’ some lawyers claim in medical negligence cases against the NHS in England. Officials are reported to want a defined limit on legal costs in cases where the claims are below £100,000, saying that some lawyers submit bills that charge more than patients receive in compensation. But solicitors have warned warn that this could deny patients access to justice.
Opening the Westminster Health Forum event, BDA Chair Mick Armstrong said that dentists must be allowed to get on and do their jobs without the shadow of oppressive regulation and the current culture of fear. Speaking at the same seminar chief executive, Evlynne Gilvarry, defended the record of General Dental Council and called for legislative reform.
Kings Dental Institute London has announced that Francesca Laxton, who recently completed her BDS undergraduate programme, Class of 2015, has won the highly prestigious University of London Gold Medal Viva for Dentistry. The medal and a cheque for £500 is awarded annually to the student who most distinguishes him, or herself, in a special series of oral exams conducted by four external examiners.