Archive for the ‘Dental Access’ Category

Councillors call for new long-term dental providers to be based in deprived areas of Portsmouth

Councillors call for new long-term dental providers to be based in deprived areas of Portsmouth

Councillors in Portsmouth have called for new, long-term providers to be based in poorer areas of the city. NHS England is currently working to identify new contactors after dental chain, Colosseum Dental, pulled out of its NHS contract.  NHS England has confirmed that three providers based in the city will take up temporary contracts to […]


Third dental provider steps in to help Portsmouth patients left without a dentist

Third dental provider steps in to help Portsmouth patients left without a dentist

A third dental provider has stepped in to help Portsmouth dental patients, who have been left in the lurch.  Thousands of people were left without a dentist when Colosseum Dental pulled the plug on its NHS contracts. The chain, which operated three practices within the city, ceased to provide NHS care earlier this year, resulting […]


Penzance patients waiting 12 months to see a dentist

Penzance patients waiting 12 months to see a dentist

Patients in Penzance are waiting a year to see a dentist, new research has revealed.  Cornwall Live recently reported that some patients had routine check-ups cancelled, only to be informed that the next available appointment was August 2020. The latest NHS data also shows that there are no practices located within a 120-mile radius of […]


Melksham couple urges local practice to improve access for disabled patients

Melksham couple urges local practice to improve access for disabled patients

A couple from Melksham has urged their local practice to improve access facilities for disabled patients.  John and Rosemary Croft recently switched to the town’s Regency Practice, after their previous surgery, The White Horse Dental Practice, ceased to provide NHS treatment. When they visited the clinic for the first time, John and Rosemary found it […]


Health watchdog appeals for urgent action to improve NHS dental care access in York

Health watchdog appeals for urgent action to improve NHS dental care access in York

Healthwatch York has appealed for urgent action to improve access to dental care, as more and more patients struggle to get an emergency dental appointment.  Since April 2019, patients who require urgent dental treatment have been advised to ring NHS 111, but Healthwatch has suggested that some patients have not been provided with the care […]


Portsmouth parents raise concerns after being forced to make a 150-mile trip to take their son to the dentist

Portsmouth parents raise concerns after being forced to make a 150-mile trip to take their son to the dentist

The parents of a 4-year old boy have raised concerns over access to NHS dental care in Portsmouth, after they were forced to make a 150-mile round trip for their son to see a dentist. Michael McGhee, who moved from London to Portsmouth four years ago, said that he now drives his son, Patryk, to […]