Double down on prevention: BDA issues open letter to Matt Hancock on the future of public healthNews
Posted by: Dental Design 18th August 2020
The British Dental Association (BDA) has sought urgent clarity on the government’s future plans for public health provision following its pledge to scrap Public Health England.
In an open letter to Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock, the BDA has stressed that oral health inequalities will likely widen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. It has outlined its concerns over the potential loss or disruption to priority work areas in dental public health, including the generation of tools and guidance for local authorities, commissioners and practitioners, epidemiology, and providing leadership and co-ordination covering key groups from young children to vulnerable older people and policy areas including sugar reduction.
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