Posts Tagged ‘NHS’

NHS invites dental practices to participate in new prototypes as part of contract reform research

NHS invites dental practices to participate in new prototypes as part of contract reform research

The NHS is inviting dental practices to participate in new fourth wave prototypes as part of an ongoing pilot scheme linked to contract reform. The Department of Health and Social Care is encouraging interested practices to come forward, as it prepares to launch a fourth wave of prototypes. The pilots have been extended for two […]


Worcester councillor calls for better access to dental services for local pensioners

Worcester councillor calls for better access to dental services for local pensioners

A local councillor has called for improved access to NHS dental services for pensioners in Worcester. Cllr Richard Udall claims that older people have been struggling to get the dental treatment they need since the closure of St John’s Dental Practice back in 2016. Cllr Udall stated that there is a crisis in the county, […]


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 […]


Alpha Dental steps in to help patients affected by mydentist closures in Richmondshire

Alpha Dental steps in to help patients affected by mydentist closures in Richmondshire

Alpha Dental has stepped in to help patients affected by the upcoming closures of mydentist practices in Catterick and Richmond. Alpha Dental is currently working with NHS England to discuss the provision of additional NHS services for patients who are currently registered with mydentist. The chain has practices in Catterick and Northallerton. Ian Gordon, director […]


NHS vows to keep dental services running after mydentist announces closures in Richmond and Catterick

NHS vows to keep dental services running after mydentist announces closures in Richmond and Catterick

The NHS has vowed to keep dental services running after mydentist revealed that it was closing its clinics in Richmond and Catterick. When news of the planned closures emerged, local MP, Rishi Sunak, wrote to NHS England to urge the body to act quickly to fill gaps. The Richmond MP has since revealed that he […]


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 […]


BDA issues warning over dental access, as some patients face 70-mile journey to see an NHS dentist

BDA issues warning over dental access, as some patients face 70-mile journey to see an NHS dentist

The British Dental Association has issued a warning over access to NHS dental care, as patients in some parts of the country face a 70-mile journey to see a dentist. The BDA has warned that increasing pressure within the industry and low morale have made it difficult for practices to recruit dentists. A recent survey […]


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 […]


Brand new dental practice opens in Falkirk

Brand new dental practice opens in Falkirk

A brand new dental practice, which offers both private and NHS dental care, has opened in Falkirk. Envisage Dental is now officially open to patients after taking over the premises previously occupied by European Dentist on Cow Wynd. The modern clinic is specially designed to cater for nervous and anxious patients and there’s a range […]


NHS dentists urged to forewarn patients of plans to go private

NHS dentists urged to forewarn patients of plans to go private

The DDU (Dental Defence Union) has urged NHS dentists who plan to go private to forewarn patients. The advice comes after a survey revealed that up to 60 percent of NHS dentists are considering going private in the next five years. Rupert Hoppenbrouwers, senior dento-legal adviser at the DDU, suggested providing patients with six months’ […]