Posts Tagged ‘Dental Provision’

Western Isles MSP calls for U-turn on proposed dental hub

Western Isles MSP calls for U-turn on proposed dental hub

Western Isles MSP, Alasdair Allan has called for a U-turn on a proposed dental hub. Dr Allan has contacted NHS Western Isles and the chief executives at Comhairle nan Eilean Sar to encourage them to revise plans to open a single hub, which would serve several islands. Recently, proposals for a change in dental provision […]


Highlands MSP calls for urgent meeting to discuss dental provision in the Western Isles

Highlands MSP calls for urgent meeting to discuss dental provision in the Western Isles

The MSP for the Highlands and Islands, Rhoda Grant, has called for an urgent meeting with the health secretary to discuss dental provision on the islands of South Uist, North Uist and Benbecula. Ms Grant wants to hold talks with Shona Robinson ahead of the end of a consultation, which was launched to talk about […]


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 […]


Relief for thousands of dental patients as NHS surgery reopens in Tewkesbury

Relief for thousands of dental patients as NHS surgery reopens in Tewkesbury

The reopening of an NHS dental surgery in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, has brought relief to thousands of people. Around 7,000 patients were facing an uncertain future when the mydentist clinic on the town’s High Street closed its doors in March.  After fearing that they would have to travel to Cheltenham or Gloucester to see an NHS […]


Concerns raised over access to NHS dental care in Scotland

Concerns raised over access to NHS dental care in Scotland

Representatives from the Oral Health Foundation have raised concerns over access to NHS dental care in Scotland. Recent research suggests that more than 215,000 people are facing a 40-mile round trip to see an NHS dentist. Studies undertaken by the Oral Health Foundation show that almost a quarter of people live more than ten miles […]