Allow more time to respond to allegations says Dental Protection

Allow more time to respond to allegations says Dental Protection

Dental Protection, while welcoming the GDC’s proposal to allow more time to provide information in fitness to practise hearings relating to a clinical concern, is calling for an extension to also apply to non-clinical cases. Raj Rattan, Dental Director at Dental Protection said: “We have been working with the GDC to introduce a range of reforms that will speed up the overall investigation process.”

Read more: Allow more time to respond to allegations says Dental Protection

0
0
0
s2smodern

‘Was not brought’: a new toolkit for missed appointments

‘Was not brought’: a new toolkit for missed appointments

The British Dental Association (BDA) has launched a new toolkit to support safeguarding of children and young people who miss appointments, often for reasons beyond their control. Charlotte Waite, Chair of the BDA’s England Community Dental Services Committee said: “This new pathway is an important step forward to keeping children and young people safe.”

Read more: ‘Was not brought’: a new toolkit for missed appointments

0
0
0
s2smodern

Botox treatments may be subject to VAT

Botox treatments may be subject to VAT

Botox treatments should be taxed as a vanity treatment and not permitted to be tax-free as a medical therapy a court ruled last week. In a precedent-setting first-tier tax tribunal judgment, a judge ruled in favour of HMRC in its case against a southwest London skincare clinic, Skin Rich, that had provided injections without paying VAT. But this probably won’t apply to dentists offering such treatments.

Read more: Botox treatments may be subject to VAT

0
0
0
s2smodern

Health think tanks issue warning over Brexit

Health think tanks issue warning over Brexit

In an open letter to MPs, The King’s Fund, the Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust, summarise the four major areas where the impact of a no deal Brexit could be felt most sharply in health and care. Their conclusion is that a no deal Brexit could cause significant harm to these services and the people who rely on them.

Read more: Health think tanks issue warning over Brexit

0
0
0
s2smodern

End of fillings ‘still a very long way off’

End of fillings ‘still a very long way off’

The end of dental fillings was forecast once again after scientists in China discovered how to regrow tooth enamel. Previous attempts to recreate the outer layer of teeth have proved elusive. Commenting on the claims, Prof Damien Walmsley, said: “This is exciting but it’s still a very long way off.”

Read more: End of fillings ‘still a very long way off’

0
0
0
s2smodern

One month to go until Showcase 2019

One month to go until Showcase 2019

BDIA Dental Showcase takes place next month (17-19 October) and if you haven’t already registered, now’s the time to do so! With the return of the show’s most popular elements from previous years as well as the introduction of brand-new features, you can be sure that there’s something for everyone.  To register free for Showcase visit dentalshowcase.com/register

Read more: One month to go until Showcase 2019

0
0
0
s2smodern

BDA joins royal colleges in issuing no-deal Brexit warning

BDA joins royal colleges in issuing no-deal Brexit warning

BDA PEC Chair, Mick Armstrong, was a signatory to a letter to the prime minister, from the heads of 17 royal colleges and health charities across the UK saying that  clinicians were "unable to reassure patients" their health and care will not be affected by a no-deal Brexit. They went on to say they have "significant concerns about shortages of medical supplies".

Read more: BDA joins royal colleges in issuing no-deal Brexit warning

0
0
0
s2smodern

Fewer people seeing an NHS dentist, but it is costing them more

Fewer people seeing an NHS dentist, but it is costing them more

Statistics from NHS Digital showed that just 50.2% of adults had seen a dentist in the past two years – a drop from 52.5% less than a year ago. Only 44% of Londoners had a check-up in the previous 24 months. This compares with a figure of 55.7% for those living in the North West. There was also a significant rise in the amount patients’ charges which totalled £855 million in 2018-19, up from £813 million the previous year.

Read more: Fewer people seeing an NHS dentist, but it is costing them more

0
0
0
s2smodern

NHS dentists’ incomes fell by 36% in real terms over past ten years

NHS dentists’ incomes fell by 36% in real terms over past ten years

The BDA has warned that patient access problems risk being here to stay, as a new report from NHS Digital shows sustained pressure on pay for NHS dentists across Britain. Associates in England and Wales, who make up 85% of the workforce, have seen their incomes drop from £67,800 in 2008/9 to £59,700 in 2017/18, a 36% fall to less than £47,000 when factoring in inflation. 

Read more: NHS dentists’ incomes fell by 36% in real terms over past ten years

0
0
0
s2smodern

Please do not re-register if you have forgotten your details,
follow the links above to recover your password &/or username.
If you cannot access your email account, please contact us.