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NHS latest guidance on facemasks in primary care and community settings

In the latest primary care bulletin, NHS provides more guidelines regarding protective facemasks.

Posted on 7/27/2020

Gifts of Kindness - Exclusive offers for BADN Members

Members offer! The content of this news is restricted to members only.

Posted on 7/15/2020

FGDP(UK) offering free access to the Primary Dental Journal

FGDP(UK) is currently offering non-members free access to the Primary Dental Journal (PDJ).

Posted on 7/14/2020

80th Anniversary Afternoon Tea - Virtual Event 2020

Join BADN virtual event to celebrate 80 years of BADN supporting thousands of dental nurses.

Posted on 7/7/2020

NEBDN is recruiting for new Trustees

Did you know a dental nurse can also become a Trustee? NEBDN is recruiting two clinical Trustees.

Posted on 7/2/2020

New appointment for Deputy Chief Dental Officer England

Jason Wong MBE has been appointed Deputy Chief Dental Officer for England.

Posted on 6/22/2020

Birchall Tea – Special Offer for BADN Members

Birchall, a family run business since 1987 is providing special discount offer for our members.

Posted on 6/12/2020

A message from BADN President

BADN President, Jacqui Elsden addresses dental nurses nationwide about BADN updates and Covid-19.

Posted on 6/11/2020

Dental Care Professionals’ Annual Renewal now open

Dental Care Professionals' can now renew their annual registration via their eGDC portal online.

Posted on 6/10/2020

Dental nurses will be exempt from 14 day travel quarantine

Dental Nurses will be exempt from new rule, 14-day travel quarantine upon return to the UK.

Posted on 6/9/2020

Back to Practice Webinar - Monday 8th June @ 6PM

The webinar will aim to discuss the considerations required when using respiratory protective equipment in healthcare settings.

Posted on 6/8/2020

Webinar: OCDO & Digital transformation - Unprecedental

Join the latest webinar by Ian Bergin and Andrew Taylor from the Office of Chief Dental Officer.

Posted on 6/3/2020

FGDP(UK) & CGDent launch UK guidelines for safe return to general dental practice during COVID-19

A number of 30 senior member from different organisations produced a practical guide.

Posted on 6/2/2020

BADN Indemnity Scheme: Dental team returning to work information

Trafalgar Risk Management provides and update relating questions about return to work

Posted on 5/29/2020

Resumption of dental services in England

OCDO shares further steps to resuming dental services in England.

Posted on 5/29/2020

BADN "Dissappointed" with GDC decision regarding ARF

BADN issues official response following the latest GDC decisions to not take action regarding ARF.

Posted on 5/26/2020

COVID-19: Information regarding BADN Indemnity Scheme

Latest update regarding your professional indemnity through our BADN Indemnity Scheme.

Posted on 5/22/2020

GDC Annual Retention Fee update

General Dental Council provides updated regarding Annual Retention Fees in light of COVID-19.

Posted on 5/20/2020

GDC latest statement regarding CPD

General Dental Council released a statement regarding CPD during Covid-19 outbreak.

Posted on 5/15/2020

NHS workforce feedback hub

NHS opened an online feedback hub for dental workforce to help answer any questions you may have.

Posted on 5/14/2020

Government's COVID-19 Recovery Strategy Plan

The government announced its latest strategy plan against Covid-19 to return back to normal lives.

Posted on 5/13/2020

OCDO England latest statement regarding recent government Covid-19 updates

Following Prime Ministers announcements on Sunday, OCDO England has released a statement.

Posted on 5/12/2020

COVID-19 Latest: Who is allowed to go to work?

Following the latest updated from the Prime Minister, here's a list of who can go back to work.

Posted on 5/12/2020

Invitation to join University of Kent Postgraduate Virtual Open Event

University of Kent is organising a Postgraduate Virtual Open Event for all those interested.

Posted on 5/11/2020

Covid-19: Clarification about the Self Employment Income Support Scheme

Jones Harris clarifies information regarding Income Support Scheme for self employed during Covid-19

Posted on 5/11/2020

Two month free trial of Readly for BADN Members

Members can enjoy access to over 4,500 magazines with two month's free access.

Posted on 5/5/2020

Take advantage of our Health e-Hub

Members can make use of Health Assured's wellbeing resources that can help you in difficult times.

Posted on 5/5/2020

Message from Chief Dental Officer England

Chief Dental Officer England has shared a message regarding COVID-19 and its effect on dental care.

Posted on 5/4/2020

Listen to our recent podcast by BADN Chairman

In this podcast, Jane Dalgarno provides many answers relating COVID-19 for dental nurses.

Posted on 5/1/2020

NHS is looking for members of dental team to help tackle COVID-19

Help NHS in a fight against COVID-19. Use your expertise and help our medical colleagues.

Posted on 5/1/2020

Government announces testing and support available to those affected by COVID-19

The government has published that testing is now available along with a support service finder.

Posted on 4/30/2020

#LookingAfterYouToo: individual coaching support for primary care staff

Primary care staff is now offered individual coaching support by video or telephone.

Posted on 4/28/2020

COVID-19 Dental Services webinar

Join the next NHS webinar on COVID-19 presented by CDO Sara Hurley and Matt Neligan.

Posted on 4/23/2020

Healthcare Learning gone into voluntary liquidation

Were you on an NEBDN course with Healthcare Learning Ltd? Here's what to do to claim back.

Posted on 4/22/2020

BDIA Dental Showcase new dates announced

In light of COVID-19 outbreak, the organises have made the decision to move the show to 2021.

Posted on 4/21/2020

Webinars: Furlough Leave - the HMRC Job Retention Scheme

Upcoming webinar designed for employers who have furlough workers providing useful information.

Posted on 4/16/2020

GDC Responding to COVID-19: Latest update in uncertain times

General Dental Council issues their latest response and updates in light of COVID-19.

Posted on 4/9/2020

Redeploying the Clinical Dental Workforce to support the NHS Clinical Delivery Plan for COVID-19

CDO England and NHS England have published new information regarding redeployment.

Posted on 4/9/2020

Stay Alert! Have you seen some of the latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) scams?

Be aware and don't become a victim of the latest scams and phishing emails in light of COVID-19.

Posted on 4/9/2020

Next Date Announced! Take part in the Virtual Coffee Morning

NBS Training is offering weekly virtual meetings to discuss various topics, including COVID-19.

Posted on 4/9/2020

BADN letter to General Dental Council regarding Annual Retention Fee

BADN has issued an official letter to GDC take action and lower or waiver Annual Retention Fee.

Posted on 4/8/2020

COVID-19: NHS helpline for healthcare staff

NHS has launched a hotline to support and advise healthcare staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on 4/8/2020

Update to Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The government has updated the information about CJRS in line with the main queries they received.

Posted on 4/7/2020

Online CPD seminar by FMC

FMC is hosting the UK's first live online CPD event. It is free to attend and offers 9 hours CPD.

Posted on 4/7/2020

COVID-19: Support and resources for employers and employees

ACAS provides useful information about the support that is available to us in light of COVID-19.

Posted on 4/6/2020

Looking after your own finances

Get some ideas on how to look after your finances, particularly when your income has been reduced.

Posted on 4/6/2020

COVID-19: Furlough scheme confirmed for mixed practices

The Treasury and NHS England confirmed that mixed practices can make full use of furlough scheme.

Posted on 4/6/2020

COVID-19: BDA addresses dental care professionals

British Dental Association released a video for dental teams to discuss the affects of COVID-19.

Posted on 4/6/2020

COVID-19: CQC Update for dental providers

CQC has released a further updates for dental providers regarding COVID-19.

Posted on 4/6/2020

CQC offers new guidance on DBS checks

Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published an interim guidance on DBS and other recruitment checks.

Posted on 4/3/2020

New Personal Protective Equipment guidance

New guidance has been published today providing further advice to everyone in the primary care.

Posted on 4/3/2020

COVID-19 Wales: New guidance on the use of Personal Protection Equipment

Chief Dental Officer of Wales provides new guidance and information about PPE, in light of COVID-19.

Posted on 4/3/2020

Complimentary webinars provided by Carestream Dental

Tak the opportunity to accessible training materials from the comfort of your own home.

Posted on 4/1/2020

Update #2: Information about furloughed employees' scheme and how it will work in practice

Learn and understand more about recently introduced Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS)

Posted on 4/1/2020

Personal Protective Equipment: Response from NHS and Office of Chief Dental Officer

NHS and Office of Chief Dental Officer provides response regarding the Personal Protective Equipment

Posted on 3/31/2020

NEBDN exam updates in relation to COVID-19 outbreak

NEBDN has recently made changes to their examination timetable for 2020/21 in light of COVID-19.

Posted on 3/30/2020

We are lowering our membership fees

In light of COVID-19 outbreak, BADN made the decision to temporarily reduce its membership fees.

Posted on 3/29/2020

NHS COVID-19 Dental Workforce Redeployment

NHS issues information regarding Dental Workforce Redeployment and searched on volunteers to join

Posted on 3/28/2020

GDC responding to COVID-19: providing treatment in uncertain times

General Dental Council provides further information in providing treatment during COVID-19.

Posted on 3/27/2020

Health Education England released their e-LfH - COVID-19 online learning programme

The programme includes key materials to help the health and care workforce respond to Coronavirus.

Posted on 3/26/2020

BADN response and information related to COVID-19

BADN remains open. Find our more about our response to COVID-19 outbrak and find useful links providing guidance and information to general public, employees and employeers, dental care professionals and more information relating the virus across the

Posted on 3/24/2020

GDC latest response to COVID-19: regulating in uncertain times

GDC is providing some more information about how they will continue to regulate during COVID-19.

Posted on 3/24/2020

COVID-19 Chief Dental Officers summary of guidance

All four Chief Dental Officers release a summary of guidance relating COVID-19 outbreak.

Posted on 3/23/2020

BADN President response to COVID-19 outbreak

BADN President, Jacqui Elsden provides a statement following the outbreak of COVID-19.

Posted on 3/18/2020

British Dental Nurses' Journal 2020 Winter Edition is now available online

The first and latest edition of 2020 British Dental Nurses' Journal is now available via our digital library. Providing latest information from the world of dentistry and two hours verifiable CPD.

Posted on 3/9/2020

National Minimum Wage Increase from April 2020

The government sets a minimum amount you must get paid on average for the hours your work. New minimum wage rates are going to be effective from 1 April 2020.

Posted on 3/4/2020

DCP Study Day at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh has released new DCP Study Day in Edinburgh. This one-day event will provide a full day session to update DCPs in some of the GDC highly recommended topics.

Posted on 2/20/2020

OCDO England issues letter from NHS regarding Corona virus

Office of Chief Dental Officer England issues an updated letter from NHSE/I regarding Corona virus and flow chart from Public Health England

Posted on 2/10/2020

Join Dentaid volunteering team in Uganda this September

Be part of a team delivering life changing dental care and oral health programmes in communities where people have no access to treatment.

Posted on 2/7/2020

Report of tax returns for BADN members

Recent report shows the average of how much savings our BADN members have made using their membership benefit.

Posted on 2/3/2020

BADN presents a gift for Orthodontic National Group President on their 25th anniversary

Debra Worthington, President of Orthodontic National Group was pleased to receive the gift from BADN to congratulate on their 25th anniversary.

Posted on 1/23/2020

Dentistry in Contemporary Context - Short CPD course by University of Kent

Centre for Professional Practice (CPP) is organising a short CPD course at the University of Kent, Medway campus, available to all Dental Care Professionals (DPCs).

Posted on 1/21/2020

Report published on fitness to practise 'Rule 4' consultation ahead of pilot launch

GDC publishes its report on last year's consulation to the 'Rule 4' process in fitness to practise.

Posted on 1/17/2020

GDC appoints Head of Scottish Affairs

GDC announces the arrival of a new Head of Scottish Affairs.

Posted on 1/17/2020

General Dental Council publishes results of in-depth public survey

The regulator published the results of their 2018/19 Patient & Public Survey. The research examines public attitudes on a range of key issues relating to dentistry and how the professions are regulated.

Posted on 1/9/2020

GDC Registration application fees from 1 January 2020

GDC introduces application fees for first registrations from 1 January 2020.

Posted on 12/20/2019

Christmas is coming

Research on tax implications of the festivites taking place during Christmas period.

Posted on 12/19/2019

GDC: Introduction of registration application fees

GDC announces the introduction of fees for first registration applications to join the UK's registers of dental professionals.

Posted on 12/12/2019

Attitudes towards Leadership training and development

This short survey from Health Education England is to help better understand the attitudes of dental professionals.

Posted on 12/8/2019

GDC publishes three-year strategy: Right time. Right place. Right-touch.

New 2020-2022 strategy is now published and available for everyone to read. It sets out a programme of work for the next three years.

Posted on 12/5/2019

GDC Reduces Annual Retention Fee

Following a consultation on its strategy for the next three years, the General Dental Council (GDC) has today announced a reduction of the Annual Retention Fee (ARF), the fee all dental professionals pay each year to remain on the register.

Posted on 11/28/2019

GDC publishes outcome report on its three-year strategy consultation

The General Dental Council (GDC) has today published the outcome report from the consultation on its three-year strategy, which closed earlier this year.

Posted on 11/20/2019

ONG Study Day

5 hours verifiable CPD, this event a good opportunity for dental nurses to polish their skills and knowledge. Find out more about the programme.

Posted on 11/11/2019

Regulators unite to support reflective practice across healthcare

The leaders of nine healthcare regulators have joined forces to stress the benefits and importance of good reflective practice among professionals in the healthcare sector.

Posted on 11/11/2019

Have your say on the future of dental education and training in England

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) is urging dentists and dental care professionals throughout England to attend one of Health Education England’s ‘Advancing Dental Care’ workshops.

Posted on 10/18/2019

BADN President urges dental nurses to participate in advancing dentistry review

BADN President Jacqui Elsden urges dental nurses to speak up and feed their comments into HEE Advancing Dentistry Review.

Posted on 10/10/2019

GDC Welcomes new members of executive team

Sarah joins the GDC with a strong human resources background gained predominantly in regulatory organisations, most recently as the Director of Organisations Change at Ofcom.

Posted on 9/10/2019

New advice sheet on analgesia for dental pain

NHS England has issued a new information sheet reminding dentists of the recommended drug regimens for the relief of dental pain in children and adults.

Posted on 8/5/2019

Annual Renewal: CPD statement deadline is 28 August

If you’re a dental care professional, who has been on the Register for over a year, you will need to make an annual, or end-of-cycle, CPD statement by 28 August.

Posted on 7/20/2019

Another successful Dentistry Show for the BADN

What an amazing show it was to be part of. We're looking forward to being there again, next year!

Posted on 5/30/2019

BDIA Showcasing the Industry's finest

Dental Showcase is the event in the industry’s calendar, bringing together the trade and the profession from all corners of the UK.

Posted on 4/10/2019

National Dental Nursing Conference 2020

2020 Annual conference hosted by the British Association of Dental Nurses for dental nurses. Providing valuable verifiable CPD content allowing to enhance dental nurse skills and knowledge. Supporting dental nurses with their training since 1940.

Posted on 9/12/2018