Posts Tagged ‘Dental care’

Bupa adds 9 new dental practices to its portfolio

Bupa adds 9 new dental practices to its portfolio

Image Editorial credit: chrisdorney / Shutterstock.com Bupa has added nine new dental practices to its portfolio. The latest acquisitions mean that the chain has increased the number of Bupa clinics in the UK by 14 in 2018. After taking over Oasis Dental Care in 2017 and acquiring new practices in 2018, Bupa now manages 470 dental practices in […]


Additional clinics to join NHS dental contract pilot after trials reveal positive results

Additional clinics to join NHS dental contract pilot after trials reveal positive results

A number of additional NHS dental clinics will join an NHS dental contract pilot after trials revealed positive results. Up to 50 more practices will be added to 73 clinics already participating in a scheme that is focused on a preventative approach to dental care. The new system, which encourages dentists to offer extensive oral […]


One in Six Homeless People Have Pulled Out Their Own Teeth

One in Six Homeless People Have Pulled Out Their Own Teeth

One-sixth of people living on the streets have had to pull out their own teeth because of a lack of access to dental care, a shocking survey has revealed today. Over 70% of homeless people surveyed have reported losing teeth since they have ended up homeless, with 17% of these reporting that they have lost […]


Isle of Wight Dental Care Availability in Crisis as Clinic in Cowes Close

Isle of Wight Dental Care Availability in Crisis as Clinic in Cowes Close

NHS England have promised that more appointments will be available on the Isle of Wight, in the wake of a shortage of places on the island caused by the early ending of the contract of Somerset Partnership to provide NHS dental care and the closure of Cowes Medical Centre scheduled for the end of September. […]


Mydentist admits recruitment crisis, as several thousand patients unable to see a dentist

Mydentist admits recruitment crisis, as several thousand patients unable to see a dentist

One of the UK’s largest dental providers has admitted a recruitment crisis is preventing many thousands of patients from being able to see a dentist. Mydentist, which has 10 million patients in the UK, admits that a shortage of dentists is resulting in cancellations and delays. The provider said that it doesn’t have enough dentists […]


Cowes dental practice to cease providing general dental care, NHS England confirms

Cowes dental practice to cease providing general dental care, NHS England confirms

A dental practice in Cowes is set to stop providing general dental care for patients, NHS England has confirmed. The Cowes Medical Centre will continue to provide some specialist dental services, including orthodontics, but patients who require general dental care will be transferred to clinics in Newport and Bembridge. The shake-up at the centre comes […]


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 […]