Dental practices given clean bill of health

Dental practices given clean bill of health

The latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) report, State of Care, gives dental practices an almost clean bill of health, with over 95% needing no action following an inspection, in such critical areas as safety, effectiveness, ‘caring’ and ‘responsive’. But the report says that increased demand for frontline NHS dental services has led to ‘challenges’ in accessing appointments.

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Long waits for oral and maxillofacial surgery in Scotland revealed by Lib Dems

Long waits for oral and maxillofacial surgery in Scotland revealed by Lib Dems

Statistics obtained by the Scottish Liberal Democrats show waits of up to 125 weeks for inpatient oral and maxillofacial treatment in Scotland. This is set against the  Scottish government’s 12-week target for surgery. “These new figures have shed light on the staggeringly long waits some patients face for important dental treatment,” said a spokesman.

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Pressure mounting to extend sugar tax

Pressure mounting to extend sugar tax

To add to the Prime Minister’s woes over Brexit, more and more pressure is being put on Boris Johnson to reverse his antipathy to the sugar tax. Latest to join in were the outgoing Chief Medical Officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, whose report published today calls for the extension of the current tax on sugary drinks in her final report, and NHS England head, Simon Stevens, who said that the sugar tax had shown positive results.

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Research firm releases highly critical report on SmileDirectClub

Research firm releases highly critical report on SmileDirectClub

Business Insider reports that Hindenburg Research has released a report on SmileDirectClub detailing the company’s issues and reasons the firm decided to short the stock. The report details financial, regulatory, and competitive reasons why Hindenburg sees their stock falling 85% below current levels. In September, they posted the worst first-day performance since 2007 for a US initial public offering over $1 billion, according to Bloomberg data.

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NASDAL goodwill results show rising NHS practice values

NASDAL goodwill results show rising NHS practice values

The NASDAL goodwill survey for the quarter ending July 31, 2019 has witnessed both a sizeable increase in the average goodwill values of those practices sold and an even more substantial rise in practice valuations.  Almost all of the growth is in the average goodwill values of NHS practices as they continue their recovery after a difficult year or so.

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Peter Ward to stand down from BDA next year

Peter Ward to stand down from BDA next year

Peter Ward, British Dental Association Chief Executive of 14 years has announced his retirement from March 31, 2020. He said: “Serving as Chief Executive of my own profession’s representative association has been the greatest honour of my working life.” Martin Woodrow will continue as Acting Chief Executive until a permanent appointment is made.

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Barcode celebrates its fortieth birthday

Barcode celebrates its fortieth birthday

The first UK barcode scan took place on October 2, 1979, at Keymarkets in Spalding, Lincolnshire. On the 40th anniversary of the barcode in the UK, it is scanned more than 70,000 times around the world every second. Today the barcode is used across healthcare, including hospitals, saving the NHS billions.

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The clock is ticking – BDIA Dental Showcase is nearly here

The clock is ticking – BDIA Dental Showcase is nearly here

BDIA Dental Showcase, one of the industry’s most eagerly awaited events, is just around the corner. There’s still time to register to join thousands of dental professionals on 17-19 October at Birmingham NEC for three days of innovation, insight and inspiration. To register free for BDIA Dental Showcase and benefit from all these unmissable features, visit dentalshowcase.com/register

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