Posts Tagged ‘waiting list’

BDA issues warning over dental access, as some patients face 70-mile journey to see an NHS dentist

BDA issues warning over dental access, as some patients face 70-mile journey to see an NHS dentist

The British Dental Association has issued a warning over access to NHS dental care, as patients in some parts of the country face a 70-mile journey to see a dentist. The BDA has warned that increasing pressure within the industry and low morale have made it difficult for practices to recruit dentists. A recent survey […]


Thousands of people waiting to register with an NHS dentist in Plymouth

Thousands of people waiting to register with an NHS dentist in Plymouth

More than 9,000 people are waiting to join an NHS dental register in Plymouth, it has been revealed. Figures show that 9,127 people, including 1,677 under 18’s, are currently on a waiting list. The situation has prompted local councillors and public health officials to call for urgent help. Councillor Sue McDonald said that at the […]


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 […]


Otago children face a lengthy wait to see a dentist

Otago children face a lengthy wait to see a dentist

Children living in the Otago region of New Zealand are facing a lengthy wait to see the dentist, it has been revealed. Figures show that almost 20 percent of children in Dunedin are up to 10 months behind where they should be in terms of dental checks, with many facing a wait of several months […]


Fourteen Thousand People Stuck on Dental Waiting List in Cornwall

Fourteen Thousand People Stuck on Dental Waiting List in Cornwall

New dental patients in Cornwall are facing up to eighteen months of waiting before they can register with an NHS dentist while the county faces a huge backlog for services, raising concerns that health and dental services are overstretched in the region, and leaving some residents travelling all the way to Devon to find a […]


Concerns grow as Plymouth dental waiting list triples in size in 12 months

Concerns grow as Plymouth dental waiting list triples in size in 12 months

Concerns about the provision of NHS dental care are growing in Plymouth, as the latest figures suggest that waiting list numbers have tripled in just 12 months. Data released by NHS England showed that the number of people waiting to register with an NHS dentist has risen by 3,865 in the 12-month period leading up […]


Thousands of children are waiting to see a dentist in Manawatu, New Zealand

Thousands of children are waiting to see a dentist in Manawatu, New Zealand

Thousands of children are waiting to see a dentist in the Manawatu region of New Zealand, as concerns about waiting lists grow. At the end of the year, it was revealed that more than 8,000 children were on a waiting list. The numbers have skyrocketed after a series of events, including dentist resignations, damage to […]


Health Experts Issue Warning Over Lengthy Waiting Lists for Orthodontic Treatment in Wales

Health Experts Issue Warning Over Lengthy Waiting Lists for Orthodontic Treatment in Wales

Health experts have fired a warning after it was revealed that some people in Wales are waiting several years for orthodontic treatment. Evidence presented to the Welsh Assembly suggested that there was a lack of funding and resources, which had contributed to lengthy waiting lists for treatment. Research related to the provision of orthodontic treatment […]


NHS dental services improve in Eastbourne

NHS dental services improve in Eastbourne

A review by the Citizen’s Advice Bureau has revealed that access to NHS dental services has improved in Eastbourne. The review, which surveyed Eastbourne residents in 2009 and compared the results to a survey in 2007, found that access to services has improved considerably. Since 2007, the number of dental practices accepting NHS patients has […]