Posts Tagged ‘NHS’

Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

The number of children undergoing extraction procedures in England has risen by 18 percent in the last five years, new figures confirm. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), 45,077 extractions were performed on children in England last year. This represents an increase of almost 20% since 2012. The cost of extractions to the NHS […]


New dental contract for Northumberland villages on track, NHS England confirms

New dental contract for Northumberland villages on track, NHS England confirms

Representatives from NHS England have confirmed that a new contract to provide villagers in Northumberland with new dental services is on track. Following the closure of two dental surgeries in Rothbury and Hadston last year, NHS England set about trying to find a new dentist to take over the contract. In October 2017, Coquetdale Dental […]


Vacant Shoreham shop to be converted into new NHS dental surgery

Vacant Shoreham shop to be converted into new NHS dental surgery

A shop in Shoreham-by-Sea, which has been vacant for six months, is set to become a new NHS dental surgery. Plans to convert the premises on Brunswick Road have been welcomed by councillors. In the last year or so, traders and retailers have found it difficult to stay afloat, especially following the closure of the […]


New Billingham Dental Practice to Open In Town Centre

New Billingham Dental Practice to Open In Town Centre

Just a few yards away from a private dental clinic that no longer accepts NHS patients, a new dental practice is expected to open, pending the acceptance of an application submitted to Stockton Borough Council to convert a former electrical shop into an. The move comes in the wake of a huge demand for NHS […]


Sandwich dental practice to remain open until an alternative provider is found, NHS England confirms

Sandwich dental practice to remain open until an alternative provider is found, NHS England confirms

An NHS dental practice located in Sandwich, which is due to close, will now stay open until an alternative provider is found. NHS England has confirmed that the New Street practice will not close until a solution has been identified. Local MP Craig Mackinlay has been assured by NHS England that patients will be able […]


Plans approved for new NHS dental clinic in Boston

Plans approved for new NHS dental clinic in Boston

Plans to open a brand new NHS dental practice in Boston, Lincolnshire, have been given the green light. Planning officers have approved a change of use application for 30 Market Place, paving the way for the new surgery to open in January 2019. The clinic is one of four new NHS practices in the area, […]


Patients in Aberystwyth Face Near-90 Mile Round Trip to See Dentist

Patients in Aberystwyth Face Near-90 Mile Round Trip to See Dentist

The British Dental Association warned that some patients face a postcode lottery in Wales, with some patients facing a 90-mile round trip to get a check-up. In total, £20 million has been reduced from Welsh dental services over the past three years, which has led to just 15% of Welsh NHS dental clinics accepting new […]


Welsh dentists to get a bigger pay increase than colleagues in England and Northern Ireland

Welsh dentists to get a bigger pay increase than colleagues in England and Northern Ireland

Dentists in Wales are set to get a bigger pay increase than their counterparts in England and Northern Ireland. A new pay deal, which has been confirmed by ministers in Wales, means that dentists in Wales will see their salaries increase by more than colleagues in other parts of the UK. Vaughan Gething, Welsh health […]


Bupa practices encourage Prestatyn dental patients to get in touch following news of mydentist closure

Bupa practices encourage Prestatyn dental patients to get in touch following news of mydentist closure

Bupa Dental Care is encouraging dental patients registered with mydentist in Prestatyn to get in touch, after it was confirmed that the clinic will close at the end of October. Recently, the local newspaper revealed that the mydentist surgery in Fern Avenue would close, leaving 1,150 patients without a dentist. However, help is at hand, […]


Norfolk parents raise concerns over access to NHS dental care after statistics reveal more than 70,000 children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

Norfolk parents raise concerns over access to NHS dental care after statistics reveal more than 70,000 children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

Norfolk parents have raised concerns over access to NHS dental care in the region after an article was published in the local press claiming that more than 70,000 children hadn’t seen a dentist in the last year. After the story was aired on the radio and published and shared online, a number of parents got […]