Seb Evans, Author at Dentistry Scotland
Seb Evans

Seb Evans

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Seb moved to FMC at the start of 2014. He is the editor of dentistry.co.uk, assistant editor of Dentistry magazine and editor of Dentistry Scotland. Email: Seb.evans@fmc.co.uk Tel: 01923 851751
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Marketing ban on junk food and sugary drinks to be considered

The Scottish Government has launched a new consultation on the promotion of ‘junk foods’ and drinks. Restricting ‘super-sizing’, refills, multi-buy snacks and positioning junk food at checkouts are amongst some of the ideas being considered. The consultation will also consider in-store promotions and marketing of foods high in fat, sugar and salt. ‘Eating a poor … Continued

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Turning the bank into a family-friendly dental practice

Sobia Bhatti talks about her move from a first-floor practice to the heart of the local community. NHS dental practices are often the heart of the local community and nowhere is this more evident than at Bridgton Cross Dental Practice (BCDP) in Glasgow. The practice has been in the area for decades, but it was … Continued

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‘New deal’ for NHS boards

A ‘new deal’ given to health boards in Scotland will give them more flexibility, Health Secretary Jeane Freeman says. The new deal will allow boards to set out finance and improvement plans that break even over three years. Boards will also be given the option of overspending or underspending by up to 1% of their budgets … Continued

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High levels of bullying and undermining experienced within the NHS

A quarter of employees in trusts and foundation trusts were subject to bullying and undermining last year. That’s according to an NHS Staff Survey, which found high levels of undermining and bullying specifically within the NHS. A number of organisations across healthcare gathered in Scotland to discuss the issue at a meeting recently. ‘Evidence shows that civility … Continued

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Scots being ‘squeezed out’ of dental school for financial reasons

The percentage of Scottish students studying dentistry in Glasgow has dropped from 85% in 2012 to 67% this year. A similar drop has been experienced in Dundee, where the intake has dropped from 80% in 2012 to 63% in 2017. The percentage of international students has increased in both dental schools over the same period. ‘The Glasgow University figures show … Continued

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Meet the team: an interview with Chris McMahon

We speak to Chris McMahon about how he came to work at Leca Dental and the future of private dental treatment. The significant rise in private dentistry is indicative of the changes in the industry as a whole, and, as cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry has become more accessible, the number of patients choosing to go … Continued

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Fresh calls to reduce sugar in Scottish schools’ lunchtime menus

Scottish schools should reduce the sugar content of their lunchtime menus and encourage kids to eat more fruit and vegetables. Those are the calls from the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, in its submission to the national consultation on nutritional requirements for food and drinks in … Continued

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Scottish dentists asked to deliver ‘more care for less money’

Scottish dentists are being asked to provide more care for less money, Wylie and Bisset has said. Launched earlier this year, the Oral Health Improvement Plan (OHIP) is causing concern amongst many dentists, the dental advisers say. Wylie and Bisset says dentists will lose out on regular income streams as treatments are cancelled or made less frequent with … Continued

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Scottish dentists promised 3% pay increase

The Scottish Government has promised a 3% pay increase in 2018/19 for salaried dentists earning under £80,000. The pay award will also be backdated to 1 April 2018. Increases in pay for dentists earning more than £80,000 will be capped at £1,600. ‘Scotland’s health service is founded on the incredible contribution of its staff and this … Continued



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