Posts Tagged ‘Dental care’

Boscombe dental practice enters liquidation

Boscombe dental practice enters liquidation

A dental practice in Boscombe has gone into liquidation, it has been confirmed. Patients currently registered with Wootton Lodge on Christchurch Road have been advised to contact the NHS 111 helpline if they require urgent dental treatment until a replacement provider has been identified. Representatives from NHS England are currently working with local practices to […]


NHS dental chief insists waiting times are falling in Brae amid criticism from patients

NHS dental chief insists waiting times are falling in Brae amid criticism from patients

An NHS dental chief has stated that waiting times for dental care in Brae are falling amid criticism from patients. Brian Chittick, dental director, said that the number of patients on the waiting list has fallen by 20 in the last two weeks and insisted that the dental teams on Brae are working hard to […]


Plymouth dental practice will remain open despite having a shortage of dentists

Plymouth dental practice will remain open despite having a shortage of dentists

A Plymouth dental practice will remain open, despite the fact there is currently a shortage of dentists. Patients at Smile Dental Care, which is based at Ernesettle Primary Care Centre, have been advised to visit a surgery across the city for treatment while the practice recruits a new dentist, but they have been assured that […]


Redditch dentist gears up for new challenge in Tanworth in Arden

Redditch dentist gears up for new challenge in Tanworth in Arden

A dentist currently working in Redditch is gearing up for a new challenge after deciding to leave his post and run his own practice in Tanworth in Arden. Vernon Elliott is leaving Archer Road Dental Surgery to get back to the type of dentistry he loves. The popular dentist has built the Redditch surgery up […]


Mydentist confirms closure of Bury St Edmunds practice

Mydentist confirms closure of Bury St Edmunds practice

Representatives from the mydentist chain have confirmed that its Bury St Edmunds practice in King’s Road will close at the end of February. The clinic, which was already ceased providing NHS dental treatment, will close completely on the 28th February, it has been revealed. In the coming weeks, dentists will be attempting to complete courses […]


Kind-hearted Dundee model raises thousands to provide dental care in Cape Verde

Kind-hearted Dundee model raises thousands to provide dental care in Cape Verde

A kind-hearted model from Broughty Ferry, Dundee, has raised thousands of pounds to provide poor communities in Cape Verde with dental and eye care services. Elaine Harris swapped the catwalk for the cycle paths, completing a gruelling trek from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Elaine took on the cycle challenge to raise funds to take […]


New British Dental Association survey highlights NHS recruitment issues

New British Dental Association survey highlights NHS recruitment issues

A new survey published by the British Dental Association highlights major issues related to the recruitment of NHS dentists. The most recent poll indicates that 68 percent of practices that have advertised vacancies have struggled to fill them. This represents a significant increase from 50% of practices in 2016-2017. Vice chair of the BDA, Eddie […]


Canterbury’s oldest dental practice calls time on NHS dentistry

Canterbury’s oldest dental practice calls time on NHS dentistry

Canterbury’s oldest dental practice is to stop providing NHS dental services, it has been confirmed. Bradley & Partners, which has been offering NHS dental care to local patients since 1948, will no longer provide NHS care after pulling out of its current contract. Principal dentist, Dr Nadim Safdar, blamed changes in the contract, which have […]


Thousands of people waiting to register with an NHS dentist in Plymouth

Thousands of people waiting to register with an NHS dentist in Plymouth

More than 9,000 people are waiting to join an NHS dental register in Plymouth, it has been revealed. Figures show that 9,127 people, including 1,677 under 18’s, are currently on a waiting list. The situation has prompted local councillors and public health officials to call for urgent help. Councillor Sue McDonald said that at the […]


Oxfordshire patients can now access dental services by calling NHS 111

Oxfordshire patients can now access dental services by calling NHS 111

Patients in Oxfordshire can now access a wide range of health services by calling NHS 111, it has been confirmed. The new operators of the local NHS 111 system, the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, have confirmed that patients will be able to benefit from dental, mental health and pharmacy services, as well […]