Oral health

NHS urges sex crime and abuse victims to seek help

Women who have experienced domestic abuse and sexual assault are being urged to contact the NHS for support, as the number of people seeking help halved during the first lockdown. Following the death of Sarah Everard and the outpouring from women sharing their experiences of assault and harassment, both in the home and in public, […]

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Chief Dental Officer will set out the “clear and compelling” economic case for oral health at Expo 2017

Sara Hurley, Chief Dental Officer for England will set out the “clear and compelling” economic case for integrated oral health at this year’s Health and Care Innovation Expo in Manchester. The flagship annual event in Manchester will feature a series of speakers and sessions that will highlight the challenges and opportunities for dentistry and oral […]

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Entrepreneur scheme for innovative doctors extended to healthcare scientists and dentists

A unique training scheme for clinicians whose innovative ideas could lead to big patient benefits has been opened up to healthcare scientists and dentists. Over the last year 103 junior doctors have developed their ideas and their business skills through the Clinical Entrepreneur programme. Now applications are opening up to healthcare scientists and dentists. The […]

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Appointment of new Chief Dental Officer

NHS England is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Hurley BDS(UBrist) MFGDP(UK) MSc(UCL) MA(KCL) as Chief Dental Officer. Sara will serve as principal dental adviser and the professional head of dental staff in England. As a senior member of the Medical Directorate, Sara will work in partnership with other directorates, domain leads and other […]

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Nottinghamshire dental patients recalled following apparent breach of infection control procedures

NHS England in Nottinghamshire has been working with Public Health England to investigate apparent breaches of infection control procedures by a single dentist, who was contracted to provide NHS dental services at the former Daybrook Dental Practice, 88 Mansfield Road in Gedling, Nottinghamshire. In June 2014 NHS England was contacted by a whistleblower who had […]

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NHS England announces Chief Dental Officer’s retirement

Today (Friday 31 October) NHS England announced that Chief Dental Officer, Barry Cockcroft CBE, has decided to step down in early 2015. NHS England’s National Medical Director, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, said:  “Barry has made a huge contribution to dental health during his time as Chief Dental Officer, especially with the production in 2007 of […]

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Dental Forum – Barry Cockcroft CBE

Barry Cockcroft spoke at the Westminster Health Forum seminar on oral health inequalities, dentistry commissioning, regulation and the dental contract reform. The morning’s sessions included discussion from a panel about skill-mix in general dental practice and how this can improve dental health and reassure reluctant patients, encouraging them to engage more in preventative care of […]

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