Archive for the ‘NHS Dentistry’ Category

Dental group submits plans to turn Kent nightclub into new dental surgeries

Dental group submits plans to turn Kent nightclub into new dental surgeries

Premises formerly used as a nightclub could soon be used as a brand new suite of dental surgeries if plans to turn Layzells on the Isle of Sheppey into a practice are approved. Layzells, which opened on the site occupied by Warner Holiday Camp, has long been a favourite for local party-goers and holidaymakers but […]


Liverpool mum forced to pay over £600 for dental care for her daughter after failing to get an NHS appointment

Liverpool mum forced to pay over £600 for dental care for her daughter after failing to get an NHS appointment

A mum from Liverpool has spoken out after paying over £600 for dental treatment for her daughter. Kelly Morris, from Rock Ferry in Merseyside, said that she was “mortified” after getting the bill. Kelly tried numerous times to get treatment on the NHS for her daughter but was turned down. Her 11-year-old daughter chipped a […]


Waiting lists top 16,000 in Plymouth as patients struggle to access dental appointments

Waiting lists top 16,000 in Plymouth as patients struggle to access dental appointments

Figures suggest that more than 16,000 people are waiting to see a dentist in Plymouth. At a recent council meeting, councillors discussed the worsening dental crisis, with the latest statistics showing that over 16,800 people are waiting for NHS dental care. Councillors voted unanimously to back a motion to tackle the problem. Among the thousands […]


Patients in Lothian face six-month wait to see an NHS dentist

Patients in Lothian face six-month wait to see an NHS dentist

Patients in Lothian and Edinburgh are facing a six-month wait to see an NHS dentist as teams prioritise those with urgent needs. Residents who have a regular dentist may need to wait up to 6 months to get an appointment but there are fears that those who don’t have an NHS practice could be waiting […]


Male lion undergoes dental procedure using innovative anaesthesia device developed by the NHS

Male lion undergoes dental procedure using innovative anaesthesia device developed by the NHS

A male lion living at Five Sisters Zoo in Scotland has become the world’s first animal to undergo dental surgery using an innovative anaesthesia device developed by the NHS. The lion required root canal treatment and a specialist team gathered to try out the Safira device, which was developed by clinicians based at Norfolk’s Queen […]


Leiston residents launch petition to bring NHS dental services back to the town

Leiston residents launch petition to bring NHS dental services back to the town

Residents in Leiston, East Suffolk, have launched a petition to bring dental services back to the town. Earlier this year, the town’s last remaining dental practice closed leaving locals without a dentist. Hundreds of people have now signed a petition to restore services in the town and crowds also gathered in the centre of town […]


York MP calls for a new national dental service

York MP calls for a new national dental service

The MP for York Central, Rachel Maskell, has called for the introduction of a new national dental service. Speaking about access to dentistry in a debate in Westminster recently, the Labour MP suggested that dental services should be viewed in the same way as other health services with patients able to access free care at […]


New study suggests a third of dental practices may go private

New study suggests a third of dental practices may go private

A new study suggests that a third of dentists are considering ceasing NHS services and treating private patients only. A poll conducted by the British Dental Association (BDA) revealed that one in three dentists are thinking about switching to private dentistry. In addition, many others are contemplating retiring or quitting the profession. The findings of […]


Nicola Sturgeon vows to banish dental charges for Scottish patients in election manifesto

Nicola Sturgeon vows to banish dental charges for Scottish patients in election manifesto

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has revealed ambitious plans for the NHS in her party’s election manifesto. Among the measures are free dental care and increased social care funding worth £800 million. In total, the manifesto pledges to raise spending on health services in Scotland by £2.5 billion and to boost infrastructure investment by over […]


NHS dental professionals in Wales to receive a bonus

NHS dental professionals in Wales to receive a bonus

NHS dental professionals in Wales are set to receive a bonus payment, the Welsh Government has confirmed. The Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething, confirmed that a bonus payment for NHS staff, which was announced recently in recognition of the Herculean pandemic response, will cover dental workers. The response comes after the British […]