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Stoke dental nurse launches new business selling healthy treats for dogs

Stoke dental nurse launches new business selling healthy treats for dogs

A dental nurse from Kidsgrove, near Stoke, has launched a new online business selling healthy, natural treats for dogs. Lucy Reynolds, 35, decided to set up her own business after taking steps to try and reduce plastic consumption at home. Lucy quickly realised that the supplies she was buying for her three dogs were contributing […]


Scottish dental practices taking on trainee nurses to receive free PPE

Scottish dental practices taking on trainee nurses to receive free PPE

Dental practices that take on trainee dental nurses are set to receive free enhanced PPE packages as part of an initiative to boost numbers. Under new plans, which have been sanctioned by NHS National Services Scotland, free PPE bundles will be available for clinics that employ trainee dental nurses. After suspending services temporarily during the […]


Healthwatch survey finds no dental practices offering new NHS patient places in Bristol

Healthwatch survey finds no dental practices offering new NHS patient places in Bristol

A survey carried out by Healthwatch Bristol has revealed that no dental practices in Bristol are accepting new NHS patients. Representatives from the watchdog contacted 21 clinics located within two miles of the city centre but were informed that none had new NHS adult places available. Of the 21, twelve offered private treatment, with appointments […]


Lancashire dentists struggle to cope with ‘unprecedented backlogs’

Lancashire dentists struggle to cope with ‘unprecedented backlogs’

Dentists in Lancashire have reported difficulties tackling an ‘unprecedented’ backlog of appointments. During the first lockdown starting in March 2020, practices across the UK closed for several weeks, leading to thousands of appointments being cancelled. Even when clinics were able to reopen in June, restrictions to reduce the spread of the virus meant that practices […]


Tupsley dental practice expands capacity after welcoming new dentist

Tupsley dental practice expands capacity after welcoming new dentist

Tupsley Dental Practice has expanded its capacity after welcoming a new dentist. The clinic is offering extended opening hours as a result of hiring a new dentist. The existing dentist, Roxana, is also going full-time, enabling the duo to treat more patients. Zoe has been working in the West Midlands since graduating from Bristol Dental […]


New survey reveals there are no dental practices taking on new patients in York

New survey reveals there are no dental practices taking on new patients in York

A new survey has revealed that there are currently no dental practices taking on new patients in York. Representatives from Healthwatch York contacted all of the 39 practices in York during May and June. They found that there were no practices offering new adult NHS patient places. Healthwatch York manager, Sian Balsom, said that the […]


Dental managers suggest it could take months to clear backlogs in Forth Valley

Dental managers suggest it could take months to clear backlogs in Forth Valley

Dental managers at NHS Forth Valley have warned patients that it could take months to clear backlogs caused by the pandemic. The senior dental management team recently issued a statement indicating that it could take some time for routine services to resume and patients to be able to book appointments for non-urgent treatment. Like teams […]


Almost a quarter of Isle of Wight dental patients advised to go to the mainland for treatment

Almost a quarter of Isle of Wight dental patients advised to go to the mainland for treatment

Almost a quarter of dental patients on the Isle of Wight have been advised to go to the mainland for treatment as a result of a shortage of appointments. A recent report compiled by Healthwatch revealed that just under 25% of patients have been encouraged to seek treatment on the mainland during the pandemic. The […]


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. […]