Posts Tagged ‘NHS dental care’

The Oral Health Foundation calls for increasing funding for NHS dental services

The Oral Health Foundation calls for increasing funding for NHS dental services

The Oral Health Foundation has called for the government to increase funding for NHS dental services. The charity has urged health ministers to devote more money to dentistry after a poll revealed that almost half of UK adults would be willing to pay more to improve NHS dental care. Dr Nigel Carter OBE, chief executive […]


Banbury care home manager challenges the health secretary over access to NHS dental services for patients

Banbury care home manager challenges the health secretary over access to NHS dental services for patients

The manager of a care home in Banbury has challenged the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to try and find a dentist willing to provide services for patients after struggling to track down a local dentist to visit the home. Paula Munday, the manager of Cheney House Care Home, has appealed to Mr Hunt to help […]


Canterbury’s oldest dental practice calls time on NHS dentistry

Canterbury’s oldest dental practice calls time on NHS dentistry

Canterbury’s oldest dental practice is to stop providing NHS dental services, it has been confirmed. Bradley & Partners, which has been offering NHS dental care to local patients since 1948, will no longer provide NHS care after pulling out of its current contract. Principal dentist, Dr Nadim Safdar, blamed changes in the contract, which have […]


Plans to open a new dental surgery in East Wichel submitted to Swindon Borough Council

Plans to open a new dental surgery in East Wichel submitted to Swindon Borough Council

Plans to open a brand new dental surgery in East Wichel have been submitted to Swindon Borough Council. The application has been put forward by representatives from Wichelstowe Dental Care and Hunter Page Planning. If the application is successful, the new clinic, which will provide both NHS and private dental services, will open six days […]


Richmond dental patients forced to travel to Teesside for NHS care

Richmond dental patients forced to travel to Teesside for NHS care

Dental patients who are searching for NHS services in Richmond and the surrounding area are being forced to travel to Teesside, it has been revealed. There are currently no dental practices in the Richmond area offering free places for NHS adult patients, meaning that those who wish to join an NHS register are facing lengthy […]


Times reporters reveal millions are missing out on NHS dental care

Times reporters reveal millions are missing out on NHS dental care

An investigation by The Times has revealed that millions of people in the UK are missing out on NHS dental care. Research carried out by reporters shows that there are currently no dental practices taking on new NHS patients in 24 local authorities in England. The information was obtained from the NHS Choices website, which […]


Tributes pour in for Newcastle dentist, Prof Jimmy Steele CBE

Tributes pour in for Newcastle dentist, Prof Jimmy Steele CBE

The dental world has been paying tribute to a dentist who ‘changed the way dental services are provided in the UK’. Prof Jimmy Steele CBE, former head of the School of Dental Sciences at Newcastle University and a pioneer in his field, has died at the age of 55. Prof Jimmy Steele received a CBE […]


Folkestone dental practice closes without warning

Folkestone dental practice closes without warning

A dental practice in Folkestone has closed suddenly without prior warning. Patients at Earlsgate Dental Practice learned of the closure by means of a note posted on the door of the surgery last week. The note simply said that the practice had lost its contract with the NHS and would remain closed. The unexpected closure […]


Half of Swindon’s children missing out on regular dental checks, figures confirm

Half of Swindon’s children missing out on regular dental checks, figures confirm

New figures suggest that half of Swindon’s children are missing out on regular dental checks. NHS statistics show that 47 percent of children haven’t been to the dentist in the last 12 months, despite the fact that NHS dental care is free for children and dentists recommend routine checks every 6-12 months. The latest figures […]


Concerns raised as residents in Harrogate and Knaresborough struggle to find NHS dental places

Concerns raised as residents in Harrogate and Knaresborough struggle to find NHS dental places

Concerns over accessibility to NHS dental service have been raised after it was revealed that there are currently no NHS dental practices in Knaresborough or Harrogate accepting new adult patients. According to the NHS Choices website, none of the fifteen dental practices listed are currently taking on new NHS dental patients, meaning that new patients […]