Posts Tagged ‘NHS’

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, […]


New Bupa study reveals time restraints, fear and cost are the main reasons patients avoid the dentist

New Bupa study reveals time restraints, fear and cost are the main reasons patients avoid the dentist

A new study conducted by Bupa has revealed most people avoid going to the dentist on a regular basis as a result of a lack of time, fear and cost. The Bupa poll, which involved 2,000 adults, suggested that 14% of people didn’t go to the dentist regularly due to time constraints. In the last […]


MPs write to Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, appealing for action to improve access to NHS dental care

MPs write to Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, appealing for action to improve access to NHS dental care

MP Yasmin Qureshi has sent a letter signed by a number of fellow MPs to urge the health secretary, Matt Hancock, to take action to improve access to NHS dental care. Ms Qureshi said that unless action is taken to create more NHS places and ensure people have access to affordable dental treatment, problems currently […]


Grantham the worst area in England to get a dental appointment, BDA research suggests

Grantham the worst area in England to get a dental appointment, BDA research suggests

Research conducted by the British Dental Association has revealed that Grantham is the worst place in England to get a dental appointment. Analysis of the most recent GP Survey showed that more than 250,000 patients in the Midlands have experienced difficulties getting an appointment with an NHS dentist. In South West Lincolnshire, an area that […]


Experts raise concerns over dentist shortage, as number of new recruits falls by a fifth in 3 years

Experts raise concerns over dentist shortage, as number of new recruits falls by a fifth in 3 years

Experts have raised concerns over a dentist shortage after figures revealed that the number of new dentists has fallen by one-fifth in the last three years. Researchers suggested that recruitment issues are already becoming more commonplace, and the situation is set to get worse with falling numbers of graduates and a high number of dentists […]


Bupa adds to its dental portfolio after acquiring 9 new practices

Bupa adds to its dental portfolio after acquiring 9 new practices

Bupa has added to its portfolio of dental practices after confirming the acquisition of nine new clinics across the UK and Ireland. The chain has added a total of 23 new practices to its ever-growing collection this year, and the total number of Bupa Dental Care surgeries now stands at 470. The new additions represent […]


Thousands of Hartlepool children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

Thousands of Hartlepool children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

New figures have revealed that over 10,000 children in Hartlepool didn’t see a dentist last year. Statistics from the NHS suggested that 51% of children in the North East town didn’t go to the dentist in the 12-month period leading up to September 2018, despite the fact that dentists recommend 6-monthly visits for children. This […]


British Dental Association criticises ministers for failing to prioritise dentistry in new NHS 10-year plan

British Dental Association criticises ministers for failing to prioritise dentistry in new NHS 10-year plan

The British Dental Association has criticised health ministers for failing to prioritise dental health as part of a new 10-year plan for the NHS, which is designed to focus on preventative care. Recently, Prime Minister Theresa May launched the 10-year plan, which health bosses claim could save up to 500,000 lives per year. While additional […]


Ambitious young dentist has plenty to smile about after taking over Belfast practice

Ambitious young dentist has plenty to smile about after taking over Belfast practice

An ambitious young dentist has plenty to smile about after taking over an established practice in the south of Belfast. Dr Seamus Kennedy has recently taken the reins of Malone Dental, after securing funding from First Trust Bank. Dr Kennedy, 29, has taken over ownership of the practice from Dr Maria McElhom. Dr Kennedy has […]


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 […]