The latest industry developments and insight from the world of dentistry.
09 June 2021
The BDIA has pulled together some key Government websites providing information on Coronavirus (COVID – 19) which may be helpful to members.
25 November 2020
The BDIA Dental Showcase Advisory Board and MA Exhibitions Limited have taken the decision to reschedule BDIA Dental Showcase to 25 – 26 March 2022 at ExCeL, London.
13 July 2022
Dr Henrietta Hughes OBE has been appointed as the first Patient Safety Commissioner (PSC) for England.
05 July 2022
The General Dental Council has launched a consultation on its strategic plans for the next three years.
28 June 2022
An update has been issued today to all NHS primary care dental contract holders regarding contractual arrangements from Q2 2022/23 onwards.
22 June 2022
Following the UK Health Security Agency's withdrawal of its guidance on Infection Prevention and Control for seasonal respiratory infections in health and care settings (including SARS-CoV-2) for...
16 June 2022
The Government has introduced a new Bill that seeks to change the Northern Ireland Protocol.
15 June 2022
A recently published report by the General Dental Council highlights the impact of COVID-19 on oral health and dentistry.
18 May 2022
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has announced the Government's intention to make significant changes to the Northern Ireland Protocol via legislation, with potential implications for Great Britain and...
12 May 2022
The CDO for England, Sara Hurley, has issued a statement providing clarification on Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) guidance for dentistry.
05 May 2022
In a meeting with the MHRA this morning, the regulator informed us that it intends to launch a public consultation on changes to its statutory fees.
11 April 2022
As previously reported, the Health and Care Bill, currently going through Parliament, sets out some changes to the water fluoridation legislation in England. If it becomes law, the Bill will allow...
06 April 2022
CDO, England, Sara Hurley, and Ali Sparke, Director for Dentistry, Community Pharmacy, Optometry and the NHS Standard Contract have issued an update today, which we have copied below, along with...
05 April 2022
Scotland’s Chief Dental Officer, Tom Ferris, has advised that the Covid-19 Infection, Prevention and Control (IPC) measures in Scotland have been amended.
01 April 2022
We understand that NHS England has confirmed delays to new arrangements for the NHS contractual year due to start today, Friday 1st April.
16 March 2022
The Government will be hosting two webinars to brief businesses on economic sanctions taken by the UK against Russia following the invasion of Ukraine.
11 March 2022
The Chief Dental Officer for England, Sara Hurley, has provided an update on dental Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) procedures, activity levels and the £50m funding announced in January.
02 March 2022
The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the Office for Life Sciences (OLS) have announced a new fund to support businesses investing in life sciences and manufacturing...
Following the announcement that the provision of free COVID-19 PPE for healthcare workers would be extended until the end of March 2023, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has...
23 February 2022
Following changes to infection prevention and control guidance published in December by Anti-microbial Resistance and Healthcare Association Infection (ARHAI) in the National Infection Prevention...
The Government has recently announced the end to almost all remaining pandemic restrictions in England and more details of this can be accessed via the links below.
11 February 2022
Following last month's announcement of an additional £50m of non-recurrent funding for NHS dental care provision, NHS England has provided further information about how this funding will be...
08 February 2022
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is running a consultation seeking views on proposed changes to the General Dental Council's international registration legislation.
07 February 2022
The MHRA has advised that changes to the device registration process, including new product upload templates, will apply from 26th February 2022.
04 February 2022
The application of Procurement Policy Note (PPN) 06/21: Taking account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts has been mandatory for all new Central Government...
01 February 2022
The previously announced policy requiring COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment (VCOD) for NHS staff in England could be reversed, following a statement by the Health Secretary earlier...
27 January 2022
Koelnmesse, the organisers of IDEM Singapore, and the Singapore Dental Association have announced that the 2022 edition of the exhibition has been postponed.
25 January 2022
NHS England and NHS Improvement will be making available an additional £50m of non-recurrent funding for NHS dental care provision for the remainder of 2021/22, it has been announced.
21 January 2022
From 1 April 2022 a new tax on plastic packaging will take effect. The Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) is a new tax that applies to plastic packaging produced in, or imported into, the UK that does not...
18 January 2022
Under the recently published revised Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Scotland, the previous Red, Amber or Green pathways have been replaced by a classification assigning patients to either...
13 January 2022
Following its recent consultation, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that the provision of free PPE to the health and care sector will be extended to 31 March 2023 or...
12 January 2022
Creation of new Patient Safety Commissioner role for England
The Government has recently advertised the role of the first Patient Safety Commissioner (PSC) for England. The core role of the...
05 January 2022
New customs rules for imports to and exports from Great Britain and now in effect, following changes that entered into force on 1 January 2022.
24 December 2021
The Government has published new Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) guidance for seasonal respiratory infections in healthcare settings, including SARS-CoV-2, for winter 2021 to 2022.
22 December 2021
NHS England has provided an update on planned changes to dental contractual requirements for Q4 of this year and for 2022.
15 December 2021
Recent communications from the DHSC tell us that the Government’s response to the public consultation on free PPE provision was due to be published very soon. However, we now understand that...
10 December 2021
The Chief Dental Officer for England, Sara Hurley, has shared an update discussing the vaccination requirements for healthcare workers as well as the new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and...
26 November 2021
NHS England has published an updated dental Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) in light of this week's revised Infection Prevention and Control Guidance.
24 November 2021
Following the Government's publication of the new Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) guidance for winter 2021 to 2022 as advised earlier today, the dental appendix has now been made available.
04 November 2021
At the Government's Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 it was announced that the import of dental prostheses by (or on behalf of) registered dentists or registered dental care professionals...
18 October 2021
The Scottish Government has recently published a document answering some frequently asked questions on the Ventilation Improvement Allowance which, as previously reported, was announced in June...
This years’ Dental Industry Awards, in association with the BDIA, will be presented at a ceremony in London on 12 November. Awards organiser, FMC, invite industry colleagues to the event, asking...
15 October 2021
Prototype contractual arrangements for NHS dental practices in England will not be renewed beyond April 2022, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has informed participating practices.
14 October 2021
The EU Commission has now published its latest proposals in response to the UK Governments’ recent Command Paper document on the NI protocol. The latest EU document outlines possible concessions on...
12 October 2021
The BDIA is delighted to announce that Dean Hallows, Dentsply Sirona, was elected as BDIA President, and Gail Vernon, VSM Healthcare, as Vice-President at the Association’s recent AGM held at...
30 September 2021
As recently reported, the DHSC is now seeking views on whether it should extend the provision of free personal protective equipment (PPE) to the health and care sector after 31 March 2022.
NHS England has announced an increase to the level of activity that will be required in order for NHS dental contract service holders in England to receive 100% of their contract value.
23 September 2021
We understand that the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has agreed that the Department of Health and Social Care undertake a public consultation on the provision of PPE to health care...
21 September 2021
Public Health England has published the latest edition of the Delivering Better Oral Health (DBOH) toolkit. DBOH is an evidence based toolkit intended to support dental teams in improving their...
16 September 2021
After two years filled with unique challenges, BDIA Dental Showcase returns to reunite the dental community and offer BDIA members the opportunity to exhibit their products and services at one of...
09 September 2021
The Scottish Government has published details of funding that will be provided to general dental practices for the purchase of electric speed adjusting handpieces.
03 September 2021
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is the UK regulator for data protection and information rights. In September 2021, they will be writing to the care sector to remind companies that they...
In response to ongoing disruption caused by a shortage of HGV drivers, the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC) is seeking input from industry regarding any impacts on supply chains or patients.
23 August 2021
Following the First Minister's commitment that 18-25 year olds with care experience would be exempted from NHS dental charges, the Scottish Government has announced that this policy has been...
18 August 2021
The Chief Dental Officer for England, Sara Hurley, has issued a bulletin following the changes to self-isolation requirements that came into effect from 16th August.
13 August 2021
Our latest issue of Dental Insider is now available.
11 August 2021
The Chief Dental Officer for England, Sara Hurley, has today announced a minor update to the dental Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) guidance.
05 August 2021
Three new Deputy Chief Dental Officers for Scotland have been appointed this week.
27 July 2021
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has provided further guidance on applications for self-isolation exemption for critical workers.
23 July 2021
The Department of Health and Social Care will be running a webinar on Tuesday 27 July at 10:30-11:00am following the Command Paper published on the Northern Ireland Protocol.
The Government has provided an update on exemptions from self-isolation for a limited number of 'critical services'.
The list of sectors in which employers may be eligible to apply for...
21 July 2021
The MHRA has published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2020 to 2021.
The report provides an overview of the Agency's activities over the past year, including its work in relation to the...
The Government has announced that fully vaccinated critical workers will be able to leave self-isolation in "exceptional circumstances".
16 July 2021
The Chief Dental Officer for England, Sara Hurley, has published a set of "common sense changes" to the dental Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). The CDO has stated that there will be...
15 July 2021
The General Dental Council has announced that Baron Harris of Haringey (Lord Toby Harris) has been appointed as its new chair. The GDC has also announced the appointment of Council Member Angie...
12 July 2021
While the Prime Minister has confirmed that the Government intends to lift legal COVID restrictions, including social distancing and face coverings, on 19 July we understand that no immediate...
10 July 2021
The Government has set out proposals for changes to the health and care system under the new Health and Care Bill, which was introduced to Parliament this week.
02 July 2021
The Care Quality Commission has issued a statement clarifying the registration requirements for direct-to-consumer orthodontic services, also referred to as online or remote orthodontics.
28 June 2021
From 1 July 2021, new rules for right to work checks will apply. EU, EEA, or Swiss citizens will need to provide evidence of lawful immigration status in the UK.
25 May 2021
The British Dental Association has published the results of a new survey of dentists in England, raising concerns of an 'exodus from the service' amidst a continuing access crisis with nearly 30...
24 May 2021
Healthwatch England has published a report on dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic, revealing concerns around levels of access, which has been picked up in the national media.
21 May 2021
The Care Quality Commission has published results of its analysis of primary dental care delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CQC analysed information from different sources, including...
18 May 2021
The Diversity in Dentistry Action Group (DDAG) has published its report Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within Dentistry: A profession wide commitment. The DDAG Stakeholder Group, created under...
11 May 2021
HM Revenue & Customs has published guidance for business in preparation for the Plastic Packaging Tax. As the Tax is currently before Parliament and is not yet law, the contents are subject to...
The future of the Standard Operating Procedures for dentistry continues to be a topic of interest as national coronavirus restrictions are being lifted. The BDA is seeking an indication from the...
Graeme Tunbridge, Director of Devices at MHRA, has issued an open letter regarding importer obligations for Northern Ireland under the EU MDR.
05 May 2021
The Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has compiled a summary of currently available information on ventilation, with a focus on advice and information that has relevance for...
22 April 2021
The General Dental Council has noted that there has been some confusion surrounding the Enhanced CPD scheme and certain elements of its requirements.
08 April 2021
As part of the Association's ongoing engagement with MHRA in relation to the UK Responsible Person (UKRP), the regulator has clarified the underlying legal liability associated with the role.
31 March 2021
Further to our recent webinar on the device registration process under the new UK regulatory framework, MHRA has asked us to share a point of clarification regarding UK Responsible Person...
22 March 2021
Following discussions at recent meetings between MHRA and fellow trade associations, the regulator has provided clarification on how the period of CE mark recognition will operate in cases where...
12 March 2021
Dental Showcase On Demand is set to be an excellent event with the first day of the event commencing on 22 March.
01 March 2021
Following the end of the Brexit Transition Period, members may wish to refer to a Government timeline of further milestones over the coming years.
12 February 2021
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced a new £20 million SME Brexit Support Fund.
11 February 2021
Association Chief Executive, Edmund Proffitt, commented, “The BDIA is pleased to take this opportunity to build on its relationship with MA Exhibitions so we can continue to work together to...
03 February 2021
The MHRA has published an updated version of its guidance for Virtual Manufacturing of medical devices.
05 January 2021
We have received confirmation from Sara Hurley, CDO - England, that dental services in England are to remain open during the lockdown announced on 4th January.
04 January 2021
The MHRA has recently issued a number updated of post-Transition Period guidance documents relating to medical devices.
17 December 2020
With 15 days to go before the end of the Brexit Transition Period, the UK and EU have yet to reach an agreement on future trading arrangements.
08 December 2020
The MHRA has published new guidance on how to register as a manufacturer to sell medical devices on the Great Britain and Northern Ireland markets from 1 January 2021.
02 December 2020
More than 7,000 businesses have now signed up to the new DHSC Trader Support Service (TSS), which has been specifically created to support traders moving goods under the Northern Ireland Protocol...
24 November 2020
Jo Churchill, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prevention, Public Health and Primary Care has announced that the National Health Service (Dental Charges) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 will...
23 November 2020
Whilst discussions on an EU/UK FTA continue, the Government also continues its communications programme with companies on preparations for 1st January 2021.
19 November 2020
The Scottish Chief Dental Officer and National Clinical Director have issued a letter to wholly private practices in Scotland regarding treatment across the five lockdown tiers introduced on 2...
18 November 2020
Following our own well attended webinar with MHRA on 3rd November, which provided members with an overview of the incoming regulatory requirements for medical devices for the UK market from the...
17 November 2020
If you move goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland the Trader Support Service will guide you through any changes due to the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.
16 November 2020
The Brexit Transition Period ends on 31st December, and whatever the outcome of negotiations with the EU there will be changes for businesses from 1st January 2021.
06 November 2020
With less than 60 days to go until the UK’s new start, the Business Secretary Alok Sharma is encouraging UK companies to sign up for a webinar to find out more about the actions to take.
14 October 2020
The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced that it has concluded its procurement of freight capacity away from areas of potential border disruption ahead of the end of the Brexit transition...
25 September 2020
The end of the Brexit transition period is only 100 days away. The Department for International Trade has outlined four actions that businesses should take now in preparation for new rules that...
03 August 2020
Steve Oldfield, Chief Commercial Officer at the Department of Health & Social Care, has issued a letter to suppliers of medical devices and clinical consumables in order to outline the Department's...
11 November 2019
With a crucial General Election just a month away The Dental Industry Manifesto outlines how the BDIA believes the next Government can contribute to achieving the industry’s positive vision for the...
29 October 2019
Wanted - dental neck ties!
With neckties, specifically ‘club ties’, first worn in 1920, going out of fashion, Nairn Wilson is creating a dental necktie archive on behalf of the BDA Museum.
27 August 2019
We are pleased to announce the publication of the latest edition of our popular Technology & Trends Survey.
19 August 2019
Our comprehensive line-up of speakers will cover all aspects of these complex issues from government contingency planning to UK specific no-deal legislation, Notified Body expectations and dental...
25 July 2019
A new Prime Minister has been appointed and over the last few weeks Boris Johnson has proudly paraded his Brexit credentials before the nation.
03 July 2019
Following the 96th BDIA AGM held in Tewkesbury on 27 June, we have the pleasure of confirming new BDIA Council members for 2019/20.
25 June 2019
The politics of Brexit now seem to be dominated by the election of a new leader of the Conservative Party which should see a victor emerge in July.
24 May 2019
Following the cessation of discussions on Brexit with the Labour Party, the political saga continues with the European Parliamentary elections having taken place...
20 May 2019
We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker at this year's Summer Conference will be Sarah Wilkinson, Chief Executive of NHS Digital.
29 April 2019
As European Union leaders have granted the UK a six-month extension to Brexit, we are now into our second ‘extension’ period, with the Prime Minister in further talks with the Labour Party on Brexit.
22 April 2019
16 April 2019
Bookings are now open for the UK Pavilions at both AEEDC Dubai and IDEM Singapore 2020.
29 March 2019
We now know that the UK will not be leaving the EU on 29th March as previously thought. At the time of writing, little more than that is known – the exit data could now be 22 May if an agreement is...
26 March 2019
Bookings are now open for this year’s BDIA Summer Conference at the wonderful Tewkesbury Park Hotel, so save the dates now – Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June 2019.
28 February 2019
In the current climate it is very difficult to report on the political aspects of Brexit with any authority and avoiding speculation. That is why your Association has recently concentrated on...
08 February 2019
Bookings will open soon for this year’s BDIA Summer Conference at the wonderful Tewkesbury Park Hotel, so save the dates now – Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June 2019.
25 January 2019
Our forthcoming event on NHS dental procurement will help to guide you through the changes to supplier obligations and their implications for your business.
11 October 2018
Booking is now open for this years BDIA Midwinter Meeting. Held at One Great George Street in London, it's a not to be missed festive opportunity to network with colleagues and peers and hear great...
27 July 2018
The BDIA's Code of Practice for Dental CPD originally launched back in 2014. We have now prepared an updated version of the Code, newly revised to be applicable to the General Dental Council’s...
19 June 2018
The British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) has launched a new initiative, ‘Think Supplier, Think BDIA Member’ to remind the dental profession of the benefits of purchasing from BDIA member...
17 May 2018
We're pleased to announce that Olympian and TV personality, Sharron Davies, MBE has been confirmed as our special guest speaker at the summer conference.
19 April 2018
The BDIA has signed a historic memorandum of understanding agreement with our sister organisation in Australia, the ADIA.
26 October 2017
The British Dental Industry Association (BDIA) and Federation of the European Dental Industry (FIDE), as the trade associations representing the dental industry in the United Kingdom and Europe...
28 July 2017
The recent GDC Fitness to Practisehearing concerning a dentist’s purchase and use of counterfeit dental devices highlights the dangers to both patient and professional registration from using...
21 July 2017
The BDIA is delighted to announce that its 2017 BDIA CSIDI (Counterfeits and Substandard Instruments and Devices Initiative) advertising campaign is the winner of the Highest Believability category...
04 July 2017
At the recent BDIA Council elections, held at the AGM during the Summer Conference at Tylney Hall, Ken Finlayson and Michael Farrow were both re-elected to Council, each for a second time.
02 July 2017
Sonia Tracey, Managing Director of W & H UK Ltd, was elected BDIA President at the recent AGM held at Tylney Hall, Hampshire.
09 June 2017
2017 General Election Result - how the BDIA is working to protect the interests of the dental industry.
17 March 2017
Tony Reed, BDIA Executive Director, will be stepping down from his position in early April 2017.
23 November 2016
The BDIA is pleased to announce that Lizzie Boon has won the latest ‘Spot the Fake’ competition, held at Dental Showcase 2016.
12 October 2016
UK medical device regulator, the Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), is joining forces with the British Dental Industry Association’s (BDIA) award winning Counterfeit and...
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