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70,000 more toddlers to get their first dental check-up as NHS England targets childhood dental health
NHS England is calling on dentists to see an additional 70,000 pre-school children as part of a drive in the health service’s 70th year, to help young families to get into the habit of good dental health. Latest data show that over 140 children per day, some just one year old, are having decayed teeth […]
Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced a 250 calorie limit on confectionary sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and […]
More than 18,000 NHS dentists are being urged to give their views in a nationwide survey as part of plans to reform record keeping standards. At the Expo Health and Care Innovation conference in Manchester today, Chief Dental Officer Sara Hurley launched plans for a survey of NHS dentists across England that will use an innovative technique […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Public Health England has released the latest Delivering Better Oral Health guidance today. The guidance is aimed at dental health professionals and provides them with evidence based interventions and advice that can improve and maintain the oral health of their patients. The guidance highlights the positive impact a healthy lifestyle has on oral health; in […]