Have your say on future of the NHS

Dental professionals in Northern Ireland are being called to voice their opinions on the future of NHS dentistry.

The fourth NHS Confidence Monitor survey is now live with the aim of gaining an insight into all team members’ confidence levels in the future of dentistry in the NHS.

Commenting on the survey, Judith Husband, who sits on the BDA’s Principal Executive Committee, said: “The last NHS Confidence Monitor carrier out was the most extensive so far, having grown in popularity partly because all team members want to have their say on the potential for change.

“As the first of its kind in the UK and leading the way in informing the dental team, it is wonderful that we are now in a position to use the data gathered to offer advice on a continuing basis, helping everyone working in the dental practice to rise above any perceived challenges and improve the situation for professionals and patients alike.”

The last survey, Winter 2015/2016, found that only 30 per cent of respondents would recommend dentistry as a profession to a friend or family member.

Eddie Crouch, vice chair of the British Dental Association Principal Executive Committee, said: “With three sets of data behind us, there is no denying the value of the results gathered to date. As well as helping to enlighten the profession, the information gathered can be used as a springboard to support dental teams in planning for a better future.”

To take part in the latest NHS Confidence Monitor, click here before 31 July.