The British Dental Association has informed delegates that the British Dental Conference and Exhibition will be going ahead this week as planned following the tragic events which took place at the Manchester Arena last night. BDA Chair Mick Armstrong said: "We are saddened by the events of last night and our thoughts go out to those affected."
People in Cornwall face a wait of up to 18 months to ‘register’ with an NHS dentist amid growing concerns that health services there are at breaking point. The county has a backlog of more than 14,000 people who want to register with an NHS dentist. Some residents must travel more than 70 miles to find one of the few practices in neighbouring Devon that are still taking on patients.
More than 10,000 defibrillators in the UK may be affected by a fault, which means they will not work in an emergency. The fault affects LIFEPAK 1000 devices, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said. The manufacturer, Physio-Control, has sent a safety alert to those with the devices concerned, urging them to check the battery connection.
Swiss investor Jacobs Holding has bought UK dental chain Southern Dental for an undisclosed sum, from its founder in its third attempt at a sale, according to wealthmonitor.com. The corporate owns 80 dental practices in the south of England and was founded in 2006 by Mazdak Eyrumlu, who will be exiting the business as part of the transaction.
The Labour Party manifesto: For the many, not the few has been launched by leader Jeremy Corbyn. Amid an array of promises for the NHS, there is a promise to make ‘a concerted effort to address poor childhood oral health in England’. There are also proposals to start the 45% tax band at £80,000 and a 50% tax band at £123,000.
On May 17, 2017, at noon, GDPUK will publish its 10,000th digest email, since it moved to a new site in 2008. Readership of the digest email averages at 150,000 views a month, effectively 5,000 readers per day, every day, making it the most read email in UK dentistry. The GDPUK forum and website celebrates its' 20th year of operation during 2017.