- Published: Thursday, 16 January 2014 09:13
- Written by Tony Jacobs
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ITV Daybreak used GDPUK members for a survey into their follow up to the "Big Lie" letter in the Daily Telegraph. Given a short deadline, more than 340 NHS dentists completed the online questions. Those respondents are all members of the GDPUK forum. The surveyis expected to find its way into the national media over the next few days.
The campaign, orchestrated by Haworth dentist Dr Tony Kilcoyne BDS, highlights the effects of the present NHS dental contract, imposed on dentists in 2006. Patients are disadvantaged by a poor system and the dental profession is trying to ensure the public knows it is the contract for dental services produced, implemented and championed by the Department of Health.
The survey results featured by the programme:
For GDPUK members, this subject has been discussed for some months,a nd the results of this TV coverage are being discussed at https://www.gdpuk.com/forum/gdpuk-forum/daybreak-gdpuk-survey-working-in-nhs-in-england-15913
Letter in Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/10549675/Failed-NHS-dentistry.html
Follow up article in Daily Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10545878/NHS-dentistry-is-unfit-for-purpose-professionals-warn.html
Website of Dr Tony Kilcoyne, Smile Specialist of Haworth, West