Posts Tagged ‘NHS dental care’

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 […]


Relief for Spalding dental patients, as NHS confirms new caretaker service to launch in September

Relief for Spalding dental patients, as NHS confirms new caretaker service to launch in September

NHS England has provided welcome relief for dental patients in Spalding after confirming that a new caretaker service will launch in September. The news comes shortly after it was revealed that 1A Dental, which is based at Johnson Community Hospital, is pulling out of its NHS contract due to “ongoing running costs.” NHS England has […]


Beverley MP calls for improved access to NHS dental care

Beverley MP calls for improved access to NHS dental care

The MP for Beverley and Holderness has called for improved access to NHS dental care amid concerns that a growing number of residents are having to leave town to see a dentist. Graham Stuart has urged NHS England to take action to enable more people to see a local NHS dentist after it was revealed […]


Good news for patients in Rutland, as NHS invests £6 million in dental services

Good news for patients in Rutland, as NHS invests £6 million in dental services

There’s good news on the horizon for patients in Rutland and other parts of Leicestershire, as the NHS has confirmed an additional annual investment of £6.3 million for local dental services. NHS England Central Midlands has confirmed that seven contracts have been awarded to providers in the region, equating to additional investment of more than […]


Hundreds of dental patients in Shetland unable to access NHS dental care

Hundreds of dental patients in Shetland unable to access NHS dental care

Hundreds of patients in Shetland have been advised to try and register with an independent dentist as a result of growing waiting lists for NHS treatment provided by the Public Dental Service. Representatives from NHS Shetland have contacted around 600 people, advising them to try and make alternative arrangements in light of the fact that […]