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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