A recent survey has revealed that NHS satisfaction ratings have climbed to their highest since the 1990s for dentists. The analysis of the survey by the National Centre for Social Research's British Social Attitudes shows that the NHS dentistry satisfaction rating is up by seven percentage points to 61 per cent, the highest it's been since the early 1990s.
A Northern Ireland dentist is to go on trial in relation to multiple sexual assault charges, after pleading not guilty to all. Eamonn Patrick Edward McCann of Omagh is accused of sexually assaulting a female on six occasions between 31 August and 1 October 2015. He denied all matters – a position he has maintained from the outset of proceedings.
A new study, by the homelessness charity Groundswell, has revealed the shockingly poor oral health of London’s homeless. The research revealed the extent of the poor oral health facing London’s homeless population, which in many cases may be preventing people from escaping homelessness. It is not only causing massive discomfort but is having wider implications for their wellbeing and lives.
The results from a study from King's College London showed that dental phobic people were more likely to have caries in comparison to non-phobics, and were likely to have one or more missing teeth. The report argued that this could be because many people with dental phobia avoid seeing a dentist to address oral conditions that are preventable and chronic in nature.
Controversial plans to force millions of self-employed workers and companies to file multiple tax returns each year are to be ditched, which is good news for UK dentists according to NASDAL. Their media officer, Alan Suggett, said: “The aims of the scheme appeared to be laudable in terms of simplifying and making the tax system more efficient. However, the dental sector would have faced specific challenges.”
A flurry of questions were answered in the last weeks of the Parliamentary session before the General Election. Questions from Steve McCabe came on undelivered UDAs (last year) and prevention, as well as the number of school days lost through dental symptoms. Another Labour MP Grahame Morris asked about the effect of low pay awards on the Service.