One in four dentists suffer stress

From Dentistry online How the silver haired, silver tongued Mr Lansley can effectively say “well that’s alright then” is beyond me. I have highlighted some of the figures that I find most disturbing. These findings are be unacceptable and the Secretary of State should say so. Yet again is the use of “NHS” as aContinue reading “One in four dentists suffer stress”

NHS Pension Changes 2015 – Proposed Final Agreement

From Financial Tips! – Published every 4 weeks by Rutherford Wilkinson Ltd, written by Financial Planners Ray Prince and Graeme Urwin. NHS Pension Changes 2015 – Proposed Final Agreement On March 9th the Department of Health released a Proposed Final Agreement document for the NHS Pension Scheme following many months of debate. Basically, it’s theContinue reading “NHS Pension Changes 2015 – Proposed Final Agreement”

Dentists immune from music royalties claims – EU court

From BBC news. Dentists immune from music royalties claims – EU court EU law does not require dentists to pay fees for the music they play Dentists who have music playing in their surgeries should not pay royalties because they are not broadcasting to the public, the EU’s top court has ruled. The Luxembourg judgesContinue reading “Dentists immune from music royalties claims – EU court”

Dental hygienists teaming up with other health care professionals

As a follow on from my post on direct access for dental hygienists http://www.alunrees.com/blog/hygienists-call-for-direct-access comes this piece from Nufar Kiryati, I realise it’s from Canada but “The times they are a changin’“. Dental hygienists teaming up with other health care professionals Dr. Alfred Fones, a dentist from Bridgeport, Connecticut who founded the dental hygiene professionContinue reading “Dental hygienists teaming up with other health care professionals”

Speak up on DFT application process, BDA urges dental students

09 March 2012 Speak up on DFT application process, BDA urges dental students The British Dental Association (BDA) has launched a survey of dental students involved in this year’s round of applications for Dental Foundation Training (DFT) places. The research will put together a full picture of the experiences of final-year student BDA members thatContinue reading “Speak up on DFT application process, BDA urges dental students”

Dental Hygienists call for Direct Access.

An open letter to the profession from a group of dental hygienists makes a well argued case for direct access and is worth a read and some thought.  Dear Sir, RE: Direct Line Lack of Assurance1 As active members of a group of like-minded dental care professionals campaigning for the establishment of Direct Access (DA)Continue reading “Dental Hygienists call for Direct Access.”