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NHS dentists set to receive 3% pay increase

NHS dentists set to receive 3% pay increase

NHS workers, including dentists, are set to receive a 3% pay increase following an independent review. The rise relates to staff in England and will be backdated to April 2021.  The results of an independent review into NHS pay in England recommended a 3% pay increase for NHS staff, including nurses, paramedics, salaried GPs, consultants […]


Mid Sussex patients struggle to get urgent dental appointments

Mid Sussex patients struggle to get urgent dental appointments

Patients in Mid Sussex are struggling to get urgent NHS dental appointments, according to local newspapers.  A number of people have contacted reporters to raise concerns over the availability of emergency dental care in the area. Rosemary Wheeler, 70, got in touch with The Argus after being unable to see an emergency dentist last year. […]


Plans submitted to open new dental surgery in Buxton nightclub

Plans submitted to open new dental surgery in Buxton nightclub

Plans have been submitted to open a new dental surgery in a former nightclub in Buxton. The owners of Hope Dental Private Care Ltd have filed an application to convert the AMP Venue into a new practice. The premises, which are located on Market Place, have previously been used as a nightclub. The venue was […]


Five new dental practices to open in Kent

Five new dental practices to open in Kent

NHS England has confirmed that five new dental practices will open in Kent. Four dental centres will open in Dover, Faversham, Sevenoaks and Dartford and there are also plans to set up a new clinic in Minster. Each new practice is equivalent to hiring three new NHS dentists. News of the new practices will be […]


Edinburgh residents could be waiting over a year to see a dentist

Edinburgh residents could be waiting over a year to see a dentist

Edinburgh dental patients could be waiting over a year to see a dentist, with restrictions on patient numbers set to remain in place until September at the earliest. The Chief Dental Officer for Scotland recently wrote to practices confirming that current Covid-19 restrictions will be in place until September. A review will be carried out […]


Oswestry dental practice applies to take on new NHS patients to ease pressure on local services

Oswestry dental practice applies to take on new NHS patients to ease pressure on local services

A new dental practice in Oswestry, Shropshire, has applied to take on NHS patients to ease pressure on local services. Pearls, which is located on Willow Street, has submitted an application to start accepting NHS patients, as well as private patients, in a bid to help tackle backlogs amid a severe shortage of dental places […]


Bradford dentists report surge in problems after lockdown

Bradford dentists report surge in problems after lockdown

Dentists in Bradford have reported a surge in dental problems after the lockdown. A report compiled by the owners of [email protected], Alan and Janet McGlaughlin, indicated a worrying increase in the demand for treatment due to the pandemic. The report, which has been submitted to Bradford Council, shows that there are significant backlogs in the […]


Dental crisis deepens in Devon with 70,000 patients on waiting lists

Dental crisis deepens in Devon with 70,000 patients on waiting lists

The dental crisis in Devon is deepening, with recent figures suggesting that 70,000 people are now on waiting lists. Health bosses have confirmed that they are working flat out to try and improve access in the region but the number of patients waiting for treatment is growing day by day. NHS England representatives suggested that […]


Watchdog raises concerns over dentists advising Brighton patients to go private

Watchdog raises concerns over dentists advising Brighton patients to go private

A health watchdog has raised concerns over reports suggesting patients in Brighton are being advised to pay for private dental care. The chair of Healthwatch Brighton and Hove, Frances McCabe, said that patients are contacting the group to relay stories, which suggest that they can only access dental care if they are willing or able […]


Gwynedd dentist secures funding to open new specialist practice in Bangor

Gwynedd dentist secures funding to open new specialist practice in Bangor

An award-winning dentist from Gwynedd has secured funding to open a new specialist dental practice in Bangor. Dr Mike Hughes has successfully secured £350,000 of funding from NatWest to open a state-of-the-art dental centre in Bangor. Located at Parc Menai, the facility will offer services that are not currently available in North Wales, providing patients […]