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NHS England vows to ‘monitor the situation’ amid continued struggles to find a dentist in Bury St Edmunds

NHS England vows to ‘monitor the situation’ amid continued struggles to find a dentist in Bury St Edmunds

NHS England has promised to ‘monitor the situation’ in Bury St Edmunds, after it emerged that patients are still struggling to find a dentist. Problems started to become apparent after the town’s mydentist clinic closed in January. Since then, local practices have been inundated, and many people are consequently finding it hard to find a […]


eicMP Tim Farron raises concerns over critical shortage of dental places in South Lakes

eicMP Tim Farron raises concerns over critical shortage of dental places in South Lakes

Cumbria MP, Tim Farron, has raised concerns over the impact of a critical shortage of dental places in South Lakeland. Mr Farron described the situation as “a local crisis” and urged NHS England to act quickly to create more NHS places and provide more patients with local services. Currently, according to the MP, there are […]


Bupa Dental Care advertises 600 new dental jobs

Bupa Dental Care advertises 600 new dental jobs

Ever-expanding dental chain, Bupa Dental Care, has advertised 600 new jobs. The growing provider is recruiting dentists, dental nurses, hygienists, practice managers, support staff and dental therapists, as well as staff that will be based at the company’s Bristol support centre. In addition to the 600 new vacancies available now, the firm is planning to […]


Suffolk dental practices hoping to make patients feel less anxious by introducing Basil the beagle to treatment rooms

Suffolk dental practices hoping to make patients feel less anxious by introducing Basil the beagle to treatment rooms

A host of dental practices in Suffolk are taking part in a pilot programme to determine the efficacy of using pet therapy to help patients feel more relaxed. Community Dental Services CIC have welcomed a new recruit to the team in the form of Basil the beagle. Basil, who is six years old, is specially […]


Coca Cola revises Christmas truck tour plans following criticism from health organisations

Coca Cola revises Christmas truck tour plans following criticism from health organisations

Coca Cola has revised plans for its truck tour this Christmas after receiving criticism from health organisations last year. Traditionally, the famous red truck, which features in arguably the most iconic festive TV commercial of our time, tours towns and cities as part of events organised by local councils and shopping centres. However, last year, […]


British Dental Association calls for closer collaboration between dentists and doctors to improve oral cancer care

British Dental Association calls for closer collaboration between dentists and doctors to improve oral cancer care

The British Dental Association has called for closer collaboration between dentists and doctors to improve care provided for patients with oral cancer. The BDA in Scotland has launched an action plan to encourage doctors and dentists to work together to try and ensure that more cases of mouth cancer are diagnosed at an early stage […]


Scottish dentists raise concerns over the impact of less frequent check-ups on oral cancer diagnosis

Scottish dentists raise concerns over the impact of less frequent check-ups on oral cancer diagnosis

Dentists in Scotland have raised concerns over the impact of less frequent dental check-ups on oral cancer diagnosis. Earlier this year, the Scottish Government released new guidelines as part of an Oral Health Improvement Plan, which is designed to raise standards of oral health. Among the measures was a proposal to increase the period of […]


Dentists shortage contributes to increased waiting times on the Isle of Wight

Dentists shortage contributes to increased waiting times on the Isle of Wight

Dental patients on the Isle of Wight have raised concerns about access to treatment, after appointments were cancelled at mydentist, Newport. One patient who attended a check-up at the practice in January, was recently informed that her scheduled appointment for November would be cancelled. In the letter, the patient was advised to contact the surgery, […]


Action on Sugar calls for ban on milkshakes that contain more than 300 calories

Action on Sugar calls for ban on milkshakes that contain more than 300 calories

Action on Sugar has called for a ban on milkshakes and ‘freakshakes’ that contain more than 300 calories. The campaign group has suggested banning high street restaurants and fast food outlets from selling calorific shakes that are laden with sugar. Research conducted by Action on Sugar suggests that many of the shakes that are available […]


Special dental care services could be relocated after Littlehampton clinic is deemed unfit for purposes

Special dental care services could be relocated after Littlehampton clinic is deemed unfit for purposes

A special dental care service, which is currently based at Littlehampton Health Centre, may end up relocated after a consultation paper concluded that the current premises are not fit for purpose. The clinic, which currently provides care for 92 patients, may be moved to Chichester or Worthing as a result of a consultation, which involved […]