Archive for the ‘NHS Dentistry’ Category

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 […]


Some patients are waiting up to 4 years for NHS dental work

Some patients are waiting up to 4 years for NHS dental work

According to recent figures, one Scottish patient was made to wait more than 4 years to receive dental treatment.  The government are under pressure to get their act together, with claims that it’s treating dentistry as an “optional extra”.  In response to the report, the Scottish government has taken “decisive action” to combat the issue […]


NHS England launches consultation over the future of emergency dental services in the West Midlands

NHS England launches consultation over the future of emergency dental services in the West Midlands

NHS England has launched a consultation over the future of emergency dental provision in the West Midlands. Health chiefs are planning to modify the existing services, and have asked for patients and members of the public to provide feedback and share ideas and opinions. Under new proposals, the trust is planning to cut the number […]


NHS England to take action against firm that left Portsmouth patients without a dentist

NHS England to take action against firm that left Portsmouth patients without a dentist

NHS England has confirmed that it will take action against a dental firm, which left thousands of patients in Portsmouth without a dentist. Colosseum Dental Limited unexpectedly closed three dental clinics in the city, leaving around 9,000 people without access to NHS dentistry. The firm, which is based in Switzerland, breached the terms of its […]


Peterborough dental patients struggle to get an appointment, as only 2 practices have NHS spaces

Peterborough dental patients struggle to get an appointment, as only 2 practices have NHS spaces

Dental patients in Peterborough are struggling to get an appointment, as research shows that only two practices in the town are accepting NHS patients.  According to NHS England, there are currently only two surgeries, one located in Eye and the other in Werrington Village, offering NHS dental places. The shortage means that many people are […]