Conference Chair’s Report

Introduction from Chair of Conference Chairing conference has been a privilege I shall always cherish, both challenging and fulfilling it has afforded me an insight and stimulated an interest in dental politics. Conference would not happen without the hard work support and guidance of the Conference Agenda Committee, especially Nicola Kaya, Policy Adviser at the […]

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Conference

During the Chair’s welcome and opening remarks, she referred to Section 3 of the Standing Orders of Conference, ‘Appointment of LDC Representatives’, explaining that Conference was looking at ways of inviting more delegates and younger members to conference and how to make better use of all available delegate positions, especially for LDCs which are not […]

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Pre-Conference Dinner

An enjoyable black tie dinner was held in the Stirling Court Hotel. The Chair welcomed delegates and guests and spoke about the current issues facing the profession, highlighting the specific issue of the future career pathway facing associates. The Chair highlighted that as group practices continue to grow, and principal led practices decline the outlook […]

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New NHS Complaints Procedures

On 1 April 2017 the Scottish Government announced a new NHS complaints procedure in Scotland. The BDA is in the process of updating an advice sheet on the subject which will be available soon. Here is a summary of the main points: * Process aligned with system for all public sector complaints in Scotland * […]

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New rules on amalgam agreed at EU level

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a gradual phase down in dental amalgam. The move has ended months of speculation over whether the dental filling material faced an outright ban by 2022 – an outcome the BDA has lobbied against vigorously. Worldwide environmental concerns over mercury pollution had led the United Nations Environmental […]

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