Archive for the ‘NHS Dentistry’ Category

Health watchdog brands dental information provided during lockdown ‘inconsistent and confusing’

Health watchdog brands dental information provided during lockdown ‘inconsistent and confusing’

A health watchdog has suggested that some dental services provided ‘inconsistent and confusing’ information during the Covid-19 lockdown.  According to a review conducted by Healthwatch, which was carried out between April and June 2020, many people found information provided by dental services unhelpful. The report was compiled based on the experiences of almost 20,000 people. […]


Health watchdog suggests dental patients looking for non-urgent treatment are paying for private care

Health watchdog suggests dental patients looking for non-urgent treatment are paying for private care

A health watchdog has suggested that patients who are looking for non-essential dental treatment are being forced to pay for private care.  Representatives from Healthwatch England claim to have received several calls from patients who were unable to access services at an NHS clinic. People have contacted the body after failing to get an appointment […]


Norfolk patients share dental dilemmas

Norfolk patients share dental dilemmas

The Coronavirus has impacted every aspect of society. As dental practices work to clear backlogs after a prolonged period of lockdown, patients in West Norfolk have been sharing their tales of dental woe. The area was already one of the worst affected in terms of dental access, but the crisis has contributed to widespread problems […]


The British Dental Association warns of impending access crisis

The British Dental Association warns of impending access crisis

The British Dental Association has warned of an impending dental access crisis in the aftermath of prolonged Covid-19 lockdowns and restricted patient numbers. The BDA suggested that patient numbers have “fallen off a cliff” in England since March, with the majority of practices closed for several weeks. NHS Digital figures for Shropshire show that patient […]


Norfolk councillors demand answers as dental access issue is branded ‘a scandal’

Norfolk councillors demand answers as dental access issue is branded ‘a scandal’

Councillors in Norfolk are demanding action after branding access issues to NHS dental care ‘a scandal.’ At a recent meeting of Norfolk County Council’s health scrutiny committee, Labour councillor, Brenda Jones suggested that is was scandalous that in 2020, people who are in pain in the county cannot access an NHS dentist. Ms Jones described […]


Belper dental practice encourages NHS patients to act quickly to secure a place

Belper dental practice encourages NHS patients to act quickly to secure a place

A dental practice in Belper, Derbyshire, is encouraging patients looking to join an NHS register to act quickly to secure a place. The practice team at Genesis Dental Care has opened up new NHS places, but there is a limit, and patients will need to be swift. The Green Lane surgery is encouraging patients to […]


Dental attendance rates fall to record low in Scotland

Dental attendance rates fall to record low in Scotland

The number of people visiting a dentist on a regular basis in Scotland has fallen. Statistics show that dental attendance rates have dropped to a record low, despite the fact that registration rates have soared. More adults and children in Scotland are registered with a dentist than ever before, but the figures show that people […]


Angry patients demand answers as Winchester dental practice cancels appointments with no explanation

Angry patients demand answers as Winchester dental practice cancels appointments with no explanation

Angry patients are demanding answers from the owners of a dental practice in Winchester. A group of patients recently turned up outside Finest Dental’s Southgate Street clinic to seek information following appointment cancellations and treatment delays. Amie Hoyle is currently in the process of undergoing treatment at the practice, but has struggled to get appointments […]


Over 75% of dentists don’t want to be working for the NHS in 5 years, survey shows

Over 75% of dentists don’t want to be working for the NHS in 5 years, survey shows

The NHS is facing a worrying future, as a new survey has revealed that 77% of dentists don’t want to be working for the service in 5 years’ time.  The most recent Dentistry Confidence Calculator from Practice Plan found that over three-quarters of NHS dentists don’t envisage themselves in the same role in 2024. The […]


Hamilton dental duo bids farewell to patients after 40 years in the town

Hamilton dental duo bids farewell to patients after 40 years in the town

A pair of Hamilton dentists has bid farewell to patients after tending to teeth in the town for 40 years.  Duncan Morton and Hamish Borland have handed over the reins of the Borland and Morton Practice and are now preparing to enjoy a well-deserved break. The duo is retiring after working in the industry for […]