Michael Watson

Michael Watson

Author at Dentistry.co.uk

Michael Watson qualified 50 years ago and started his career in the Royal Army Dental Corps. Retiring in 1979 he set up a general dental practice in Manningtree. In the 80s he became secretary of the GDPA and was the first editor of its journal the General Dental Practitioner. Moving to the BDA in 1991 he spent the rest if his career as a political adviser and editing BDA news. Since retiring he has continued writing and is a regular contributor to dentistry.co.uk and Dentistry magazine along with being the news correspondent for both. Michael now spends more time at a time-share on Gran Canaria and reducing the kid’s inheritance on cruise ships.
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Michael Watson reports on the latest from the NHS dental contract

It is now six months since health minister, Lord Howe, speaking at the BDA Conference outlined a timetable for reform. This summer there would be a consultation, followed in the autumn by proposals for new ‘prototype’ pilots. Volunteer practices would start these in 2015/16, modified in the light of experience, before others were added over … Continued

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Local Dental Committees showing the way forward on contract reform

A group of Local Dental Committees (LDCs) has produced a proposal for possible alternative contract reform as a framework to generate debate to help find some possible solutions. Early drafts of the alternative contract were produced by a small group of practitioners working with the LDC chairs of Hull and East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire and … Continued