29 Jul
Prime Minister reveals plans to boost health and reduce obesity risks

The Prime Minister has revealed plans to tackle the UK’s obesity crisis, including banning junk food advertising before 9pm and putting an end to buy-one-get-one-free deals on unhealthy foods, such as confectionary. There were already plans in place to reduce rates of obesity among children and adults in the UK,…

22 Jul
Dental charity calls for NHS charges to be scrapped during the COVID-19 crisis

The Oral Health Foundation is calling for the government to scrap NHS dental fees during the COVID-19 crisis. The charity believes that temporarily suspending charges would help patients to access treatment at a time when many are facing financial hardship. The crisis has contributed to rising rates of unemployment, and…

15 Jul
Dental association urges ministers to review guidelines to enable practices to relaunch oral cancer screening

The British Association of Private Dentistry (BAPD) is encouraging ministers to review guidelines to enable dental practices to offer oral cancer screening. The BAPD carried out a straw poll of members last week to gather information about screening and referrals. Of the 755 participants, 676 admitted that they had experienced…

09 Jul
Dental expert raises concerns over the impact of COVID-19 on oral health standards in poorer regions

The president of the Oral Health Foundation, Dr Ben Atkins, has raised concerns over the potential impact of COVID-19 on oral health standards in poorer regions of the UK. Research suggests that there are significant gaps in standards between deprived and affluent areas, most notably among children. In Blackburn and…