Maltings Practice gains DCby1 award

Maltings Practice gains DCby1 award

The winners of the NASDAL Dental Check by One Practice of the Year 2018 Award and the £1000 prize are The Maltings Dental Practice, Grantham, Lincolnshire. At BDIA Showcase CDO England, Sara Hurley, presented the inaugural NASDAL (The Association of Specialist Dental Accountants and Lawyers) Dental Check by One Practice of the Year Award.

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NHS workers opting out of “gold-plated” pension

NHS workers opting out of ?gold-plated? pension

A quarter of a million NHS workers opted out of the pension scheme over the past three years, with experts blaming a “punitive” government tax regime and the current cost of living, the HSJ has revealed. Their investigation found 245,561 people opted out of the scheme between 2015 and 2017, with 102,755 opting out in 2016 alone, representing a 78% increase from the previous year.

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Evening and weekend GP appointments not filled

Evening and weekend GP appointments not filled

Around 25% of evening and weekend appointments are being left unfilled, a Pulse investigation revealed on the day the policy was being rolled out across England. A Freedom of Information request by the publication which was answered in full by 80 CCGs, shows that across those around half a million appointment slots have been left empty on evenings and weekends.

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Now dentists are being blamed for fall in Prosecco sales

Now dentists are being blamed for fall in Prosecco sales

Imports of prosecco to the UK fell by 7% this year after a decade of growth and dentists are being blamed for it. An Italian farmers group put the blame on the ‘fake news’ designed to discredit the Italian drink which seems to have had an impact on sales, they said.

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Mayor of London outlines his oral health ambitions

Mayor of London outlines his oral health ambitions

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has made commitments on oral health in the new London Health Inequalities Strategy. The document outlines ambitions to see partners take further action on improving child oral health, including access to dental care, particularly targeted on those communities least likely to be attend a dentist.

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Dentists pay deal in Wales ‘a cut in all but name’

Dentists pay deal in Wales ?a cut in all but name?

Welsh Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething AM, has announced a new pay deal for doctors and dentists in Wales, which includes a higher salary increase than the deal agreed in England. BDA Wales has criticised the rise, saying austerity pay and the Welsh Government’s refusal to let go of a system of rigid targets is leaving the very future of the service in doubt.

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BDA and BMA call for reform of pay review body

BDA and BMA call for reform of pay review body

The BDA and BMA have issued a joint call for fundamental reform of the Review Body (DDRB). They state that  the DDRB’s role to guarantee the independence of pay awards has been eroded over time, and the current process is no longer acceptable to their professions. GDPs in England still do not have clarity on whether the anticipated 2% uplift will be delivered from 1 October. 

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David Waring to be chairman of British Orthodontic Conference

David Waring to be chairman of British Orthodontic Conference

The British Orthodontic Society has announced that consultant orthodontist David Waring is to be the new Chairman of the British Orthodontic Conference. The first conference under his leadership will be held in Glasgow in 2019. Commenting on his new role David said: “Richard Jones has chaired BOC superbly and I am very much looking forward to taking on the baton from him.”

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Puddings should be taken off school lunch menus say Scottish dental academics

Puddings should be taken off school lunch menus say Scottish dental academics

School meals should be improved to cut excess sugar and encourage children to eat more fruit and vegetables, leading dentists from the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons have said. They are calling for a "bolder approach" from the Scottish Government to give young children the healthiest possible start in life.

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