Oral health

NHS launches Dentist Recruitment Scheme 

The NHS is encouraging local dental practices with the highest demand to hire new dentists using a new recruitment incentive scheme.  Around 240 dentists will be offered bonus payments of up to £20,000 to work in under-served areas for up to three years, with NHS guidance issued to practices today to encourage them to advertise […]

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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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