Archive for the ‘NHS Dentistry’ Category

Healthwatch raises concerns over NHS dental access as two Gloucestershire practices go private

Healthwatch raises concerns over NHS dental access as two Gloucestershire practices go private

Healthwatch, an independent body that represents patients, has raised concerns over access to dental care in Gloucestershire after two practices went private. Owners of the Frampton and Flaxpit surgeries said that it was no longer viable to treat NHS patients due to the constraints of contracts and rising running costs. The practices have switched to […]


A quarter of Bolton dentists have quit the NHS

A quarter of Bolton dentists have quit the NHS

Research conducted by the Association of Dental Groups (ADG) suggests that around a quarter of dentists in Bolton have quit NHS work. Statistics show that a growing number of dentists are switching to private work or leaving the profession altogether, with the pandemic encouraging some dentists to retire early, change careers or leave the NHS. […]


Cumbria dental patients report anxiety over NHS access issues

Cumbria dental patients report anxiety over NHS access issues

A growing number of patients in Cumbria are raising concerns over access to NHS dental services. As figures suggest a sharp slump in the provision of dental treatment since the start of the pandemic, more and more people in Cumbria are struggling to get an appointment with an NHS dentist. Recent statistics provided by NHS […]


Colchester practice confirms shake-up of dental services

Colchester practice confirms shake-up of dental services

A Colchester dental practice is shaking up dental services in the wake of the pandemic. Patients at North Hill Dental in Layer Road have received a letter from the practice outlining proposed changes to NHS and private dental provision. In the aftermath of the pandemic and additional restrictions placed on practices during lockdowns, the owners […]


Calderdale patients face long trips to see a dentist

Calderdale patients face long trips to see a dentist

Residents in Calderdale are facing long trips to see a dentist. Research suggests that there are currently no practices in Calderdale or Kirklees accepting new NHS patients. Healthwatch teams in the region have reported a surge in calls from people unable to get appointments, with a growing number of patients struggling to see a local […]


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 […]


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 […]


Five new dental practices to open in Kent

Five new dental practices to open in Kent

NHS England has confirmed that five new dental practices will open in Kent. Four dental centres will open in Dover, Faversham, Sevenoaks and Dartford and there are also plans to set up a new clinic in Minster. Each new practice is equivalent to hiring three new NHS dentists. News of the new practices will be […]


Oswestry dental practice applies to take on new NHS patients to ease pressure on local services

Oswestry dental practice applies to take on new NHS patients to ease pressure on local services

A new dental practice in Oswestry, Shropshire, has applied to take on NHS patients to ease pressure on local services. Pearls, which is located on Willow Street, has submitted an application to start accepting NHS patients, as well as private patients, in a bid to help tackle backlogs amid a severe shortage of dental places […]


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 […]