Posts Tagged ‘BDA’

British Dental Association criticises social media influencers posing with Corona virus masks

British Dental Association criticises social media influencers posing with Corona virus masks

The British Dental Association has condemned a new trend for posing for photos with coronavirus masks, as health professionals in the UK struggle to get hold of the face masks they need to do their jobs safely and protect patients. The BDA has hit out at social media influencers and celebrities for posting photographs of […]


Dental crisis deepens in Gwynedd, as parents struggle to find NHS places for children

Dental crisis deepens in Gwynedd, as parents struggle to find NHS places for children

A major shortage of dentists is taking its toll on patients in Gwynedd, with practices now having to turn away children, as well as adults. A report compiled by the British Dental Association revealed that none of the six NHS practices in Arfon are taking on any new patients. Access issues have been a concern […]


Dental charges rise in England

Dental charges rise in England

NHS dental patients taking a trip to their local practice will now face higher bills, as a planned price hike came into play on 1st April. Earlier this year, the Department of Health announced fee increases for NHS dental services in England. The new charges, which equate to a 5% rise in England, have been […]


Grantham the worst area in England to get a dental appointment, BDA research suggests

Grantham the worst area in England to get a dental appointment, BDA research suggests

Research conducted by the British Dental Association has revealed that Grantham is the worst place in England to get a dental appointment. Analysis of the most recent GP Survey showed that more than 250,000 patients in the Midlands have experienced difficulties getting an appointment with an NHS dentist. In South West Lincolnshire, an area that […]


British Dental Association calls for change after patients queue for hours to register with new Llangollen practice

British Dental Association calls for change after patients queue for hours to register with new Llangollen practice

The British Dental Association in Wales has called for change after dental patients waited for hours to register with a new NHS surgery in Llangollen. The BDA has urged the Welsh Government to act now to prevent five-hour queues for a new dentist from becoming the norm. Representatives from the body felt it necessary to […]


NHS dental fees to rise in April

NHS dental fees to rise in April

The government has confirmed that fees for NHS dental treatment will increase in April. New guidelines mean that the cost of a basic check-up and other band 1 treatments will increase by £1 to £21.60. The price of band 2 treatments, such as fillings and root canal treatments, and band 3 services, including crowns, will […]


New British Dental Association survey highlights NHS recruitment issues

New British Dental Association survey highlights NHS recruitment issues

A new survey published by the British Dental Association highlights major issues related to the recruitment of NHS dentists. The most recent poll indicates that 68 percent of practices that have advertised vacancies have struggled to fill them. This represents a significant increase from 50% of practices in 2016-2017. Vice chair of the BDA, Eddie […]


BDA issues warning over dental access, as some patients face 70-mile journey to see an NHS dentist

BDA issues warning over dental access, as some patients face 70-mile journey to see an NHS dentist

The British Dental Association has issued a warning over access to NHS dental care, as patients in some parts of the country face a 70-mile journey to see a dentist. The BDA has warned that increasing pressure within the industry and low morale have made it difficult for practices to recruit dentists. A recent survey […]


Scottish Government scraps recommendations for 6-monthly check-ups in oral health shake-up

Scottish Government scraps recommendations for 6-monthly check-ups in oral health shake-up

The Scottish Government has scrapped recommendations for 6-monthly check-ups as part of a shake-up of oral health services. As part of a revamp of NHS dental services across the country, patients will not be advised to go to the dentist every 6 months, with new guidelines advising patients with healthy teeth and gums to wait […]


Number of children having teeth extracted in England rises again

Number of children having teeth extracted in England rises again

The number of children having teeth extracted in hospital in England has risen again. New figures show that 42,911 procedures were carried out in English hospitals in 2016/2017 compared to 40,800 in 2015/2016 and 36,833 in 2012/2013. In light of the news, the British Dental Association has labelled the government “short-sighted” and urged ministers to […]