Posts Tagged ‘NHS England’

Truro man pulls out his own tooth after struggling to find a dentist for 18 months

Truro man pulls out his own tooth after struggling to find a dentist for 18 months

A man from Truro in Cornwall has pulled out his own tooth after struggling to find an NHS dentist for over 18 months. David Woodhouse, 62, said that he decided to extract his own tooth after finding it impossible to get an appointment with a dentist near his home. Mr Woodhouse was experiencing ongoing pain […]


Over 40% of Bolton children start school with tooth decay

Over 40% of Bolton children start school with tooth decay

New research has revealed that 41% of children in Bolton start school with tooth decay. This figure is significantly higher than the national average of 25 percent. Bolton is one of four priority areas in the Great Manchester region that has been flagged by NHS England. As a result, children in Bolton are set to […]


Health chiefs in talks to bring new dental services to Spalding after two new clinics fail to open

Health chiefs in talks to bring new dental services to Spalding after two new clinics fail to open

Health chiefs are in talks to bring new dental services to Spalding after patients in the area were dealt a double blow. Two new services were due to open this month, but the opening of both clinics has been delayed amid ongoing recruitment issues. A new surgery run by JDSP was supposed to open in […]


New NHS children’s dental health campaign to launch in Lancashire

New NHS children’s dental health campaign to launch in Lancashire

NHS England is launching a new oral health campaign to improve standards of oral health in some of the areas worst affected by tooth decay. The ‘Start Well: Smile 4 Life’ initiative is focused on young children aged under 5 years old. As part of the programme, which is due to launch in parts of […]


Health bosses confirm delay in new dental contract for Northumberland villages following unsuccessful tendering process

Health bosses confirm delay in new dental contract for Northumberland villages following unsuccessful tendering process

Health bosses in Northumberland have confirmed a further delay in the launch of a new dental contract after no successful bids were received during the tendering process. Last year, NHS England approved a new 7-year contract, which would cover the villages of Rothbury and Hadston, but the timeframe has now been revised. A small number […]


NHS England confirms funding boost to improve dental services in South Lakes

NHS England confirms funding boost to improve dental services in South Lakes

NHS England has confirmed that it will provide an urgent funding boost to improve access to dental services in South Lakes. Recently, local MP Tim Farron urged the body to take immediate action to help patients trying to see a dentist in the Kendal area. Many constituents had contacted Mr Farron with tales about being […]


NHS England vows to ‘monitor the situation’ amid continued struggles to find a dentist in Bury St Edmunds

NHS England vows to ‘monitor the situation’ amid continued struggles to find a dentist in Bury St Edmunds

NHS England has promised to ‘monitor the situation’ in Bury St Edmunds, after it emerged that patients are still struggling to find a dentist. Problems started to become apparent after the town’s mydentist clinic closed in January. Since then, local practices have been inundated, and many people are consequently finding it hard to find a […]


eicMP Tim Farron raises concerns over critical shortage of dental places in South Lakes

eicMP Tim Farron raises concerns over critical shortage of dental places in South Lakes

Cumbria MP, Tim Farron, has raised concerns over the impact of a critical shortage of dental places in South Lakeland. Mr Farron described the situation as “a local crisis” and urged NHS England to act quickly to create more NHS places and provide more patients with local services. Currently, according to the MP, there are […]


Worcester dental practice to reopen after 2 years

Worcester dental practice to reopen after 2 years

A dental practice in Worcester is set to reopen two years after it closed its doors to patients. St John’s Dental Practice closed in 2016 when the contractor chose not to renew their agreement. At the time, it was the only NHS dental clinic in St John’s. Since the practice closed, local MPS and patient […]


NHS England provides cash injection to plug the gap left by loss of NHS dental services in Billingham

NHS England provides cash injection to plug the gap left by loss of NHS dental services in Billingham

NHS England has revealed plans for two new dentists to start working in Billingham to plug the gap left by the cessation of NHS dental provision at the Queensway Clinic. The organisation has also promised to invest £1 million in the area to shorten waiting times and improve access to NHS services. When the owners […]