The British Society of Dental Therapists (BADT) and the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) are pursuing ‘exemptions’ to the Medicines Act, which would mean that a list of prescription only medicines would be specified in legislation for dental therapists and dental hygienists to administer or supply. They are running a joint fundraising campaign to raise money to achieve this.
Peter Dyer, consultant oral and maxillo-facial surgeon at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay, has been installed at BDA President for 2017-18. His main clinical interests are trauma and the treatment of dento-facial anomalies. He previously chaired the BDAâ€™s Hospitals Committee.
BDA chair Mick Armstrong said: "We've been so proud to make Manchester home to our national conference, and we just want to do our bit to help our hosts and friends in the aftermath of this horrific attack. Quite rightly Manchester has resolved to carry on. Our thoughts are with all the families touched by this atrocity."
In his keynote address to the British Dental Conference and Exhibition BDA Chair Mick Armstrong called on members of the profession to take pride in their achievements and set out their remarkable contribution to UK healthcare. He said: “Dentists are changing lives and improving health, because it's what we do, and no one else is doing it for us.”
Coca-Cola has quietly cut the sugar content of some of its biggest brands, including Sprite, Fanta and Dr Pepper, without sales being affected, according to the company’s chief executive. Coca-Cola said that it had not ruled out cutting the sugar content of some brands again but it has committed to keeping the Coca-Cola Classic recipe, The Times reports.
While acknowledging the result of the 2016 referendum on the EU, in their manifesto the Liberal Democrats say there should be another referendum once the terms of Brexit are known. They say they will save the NHS ‘by putting a penny in the pound on Income Tax to give the NHS and social care services the cash injection they need’.