Archive for the ‘General’ Category

New Twickenham dental surgery gets the green light from planners

New Twickenham dental surgery gets the green light from planners

Planning officers have given proposals to open a brand new dental surgery in Twickenham the green light. Plans to create a new private dental clinic in St Margaret’s Road proved divisive, with more than 60 objections, but Richmond Council has officially approved the application. The dentists behind the new surgery are Dr Samantha Laycock and […]


St Albans health groups meet to discuss relocation plans for special care dental services

St Albans health groups meet to discuss relocation plans for special care dental services

Health groups in St Albans have come together to discuss plans to relocate the special care dental service, which is currently based at St Albans City Hospital, to Hemel. Plans for the move had already been revealed, but health bodies met recently to discuss the relocation in more detail. The service, which operates from St […]


New cutting-edge dental clinic opens in Jesmond

New cutting-edge dental clinic opens in Jesmond

The Queensway Dental team has plenty to smile about after officially opening its new practice in Jesmond, Newcastle. The chain already has a practice in Billingham and the Jesmond surgery is now open to patients. The clinic has opened following an investment of £400,000, which has turned the 19th century building on Eslington Terrace into […]


NHS vows to investigate wrongful dental fines for patients

NHS vows to investigate wrongful dental fines for patients

The NHS has vowed to investigate wrongful dental fines for patients, as research suggests that more than 40,000 people a year are being fined as a result of errors made by an automated system. The system, which is designed to prevent fraudulent claims for free dental care, does not compensate for genuine errors made by […]


Spalding NHS dental provider pulls out of new contract talks

Spalding NHS dental provider pulls out of new contract talks

Residents in Spalding are facing an uncertain future after the owner of a practice, which was due to open in December, pulled out of a contract to provide NHS services in the local area. It was revealed that a new surgery would take over the NHS contract from December 2017 back in July, but it […]


Twickenham dentist awaits planning decision for new private practice

Twickenham dentist awaits planning decision for new private practice

A Twickenham dentist is eagerly awaiting a decision from Richmond Council after submitting plans to create a new private practice in St Margaret’s Road. The application has sparked controversy, as the new premises are located just two doors down from Amber Dental in an area where there are 15 clinics occupying an area of just […]


Health chiefs confirm closure of dental practice serving Rothbury and Hadston

Health chiefs confirm closure of dental practice serving Rothbury and Hadston

Health chiefs have confirmed the closure of a Northumberland dental practice, which serves the villages of Rothbury and Hadston. NHS England has revealed that dentist, Simon Francis, is unable to continue to provide NHS treatment due to ‘personal circumstances’ and as a result, Coquetdale Dental Practice will remain closed to patients from Friday 13th October. […]


NHS England launches new emergency dental service in Spalding

NHS England launches new emergency dental service in Spalding

NHS England has launched a new emergency dental service in Spalding. On Saturday (14th October), the trust introduced a new urgent care service based at Johnson Community Hospital. The move comes shortly after the closure of A1 dental, which was based at the hospital. A1 Dental closed at the end of August. Initially, NHS England […]


Brave dental nurse comes to the aid of delivery driver who was hit by a lorry

Brave dental nurse comes to the aid of delivery driver who was hit by a lorry

A brave dental nurse has come to the aid of a delivery driver who was hit by a lorry and dragged along a main road. The heroic nurse was captured on camera helping the man, whose arm was caught in the wheels of the lorry. Eyewitnesses said that the delivery driver was crossing Church Road […]


Health watchdog claims Bicester residents are struggling to see a dentist

Health watchdog claims Bicester residents are struggling to see a dentist

A health watchdog based in Oxfordshire has claimed that residents in Bicester are struggling to see a dentist, despite its reputation as a ‘healthy town.’ Healthwatch Oxfordshire believes that local patients are finding it difficult to get an NHS dental appointment. The watchdog recently launched a two-week project to analyse health services in the town. […]