Posts Tagged ‘NHS’

Dental patients in Bodmin and Plymouth facing a 60-mile trip for NHS treatment

Dental patients in Bodmin and Plymouth facing a 60-mile trip for NHS treatment

New data from the British Dental Association suggests that dental patients in Bodmin and Plymouth are facing a 60-mile trip for NHS treatment. The BDA has warned of a deepening crisis, as practices across the country struggle to fill vacancies and cope with rising demand for NHS appointments. A national survey, which was sent to […]


Horncastle dental clinic now accepting new patients a year after facing closure

Horncastle dental clinic now accepting new patients a year after facing closure

A dental clinic in Horncastle is now accepting new patients just one year after facing closure. Kordel House Dental Practice, which was formerly mydentist, has overcome a staffing shortage and is now facing a much brighter future. Just 12 months ago, it was thought that the practice would have to close due to recruitment issues, […]


The British Dental Association calls for the Mayor to step in as oral health standards slip among children in London

The British Dental Association calls for the Mayor to step in as oral health standards slip among children in London

The British Dental Association has urged the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to take action after new statistics showed that standards of oral health among children in London have deteriorated. An inquiry revealed that rates of decay have increased in 10 of the city’s boroughs, with 3,500 children under 5 in London having teeth removed […]


Doncaster takes the unenviable title of England’s worst town for childhood dental decay

Doncaster takes the unenviable title of England’s worst town for childhood dental decay

Doncaster has been named as England’s worst place for childhood dental decay. Recent figures show that extraction rates are five times higher than the national average in the South Yorkshire town. Statistics suggest that more than 90% of dental extractions carried out in English hospitals are due to extensive decay, despite the fact that the […]


MP Tim Farron calls for further investment to improve dental services in South Lakes

MP Tim Farron calls for further investment to improve dental services in South Lakes

South Lakes MP, Tim Farron, has called for further investment to improve access to local dental services. Mr Farron, who appealed for funding to create more NHS dental places in the area last year, said that efforts to improve access have been unsuccessful and described the situation as being “at breaking point.” The MP for […]


Peterborough dental patients face a struggle to get an NHS appointment

Peterborough dental patients face a struggle to get an NHS appointment

Dental patients in Peterborough are struggling to get an NHS appointment, new research confirms. A new report compiled by Healthwatch Peterborough found that patients living in the town are much more likely to experience difficulties seeing an NHS dentist than patients looking for services in nearby Cambridge. According to members of the Healthwatch Peterborough board, […]


Campaigners claim that half of breakfast cereals still contain too much sugar

Campaigners claim that half of breakfast cereals still contain too much sugar

Campaigners claim that half of breakfast cereals still contain too much sugar, despite the NHS urging manufacturers to reduce sugar content last summer. Research undertaken by Action on Sugar revealed that almost half of popular cereals still have excessive sugar content. Public Health England set a target of lowering sugar content to a maximum of […]


60% of young children didn’t see a dentist last year

60% of young children didn’t see a dentist last year

New research suggests that 60% of children aged 4 and under didn’t see a dentist last year. Analysis of NHS Digital data, which was performed by the Royal College of Surgeons, also revealed that 40% of children aged over four went without a dental check in 2018. Dental decay, which is preventable in the vast […]


British Dental Association backs new measures to reduce stress among healthcare professionals

British Dental Association backs new measures to reduce stress among healthcare professionals

The British Dental Association has backed new measures to tackle stress among healthcare workers. More than 30 recommendations have been suggested by Health Education England in a bid to clamp down on work-related stress and improve wellbeing in the healthcare sector. The NHS Staff and Learners’ Mental Wellbeing Commission report highlights a series of steps […]


Northumberland councillor expresses fresh concerns over the future of local dental services

Northumberland councillor expresses fresh concerns over the future of local dental services

A Northumberland councillor has expressed fresh concerns over the future of dental services in Rothbury and Hadston. Residents have been without a local dentist since October 2017 after the owner of Coquetdale Dental Practice, which served both Hadston and Rothbury, was forced to step down for personal reasons. Councillor Scott Dickinson, member for Druridge Bay, […]