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Blackburn Rovers Community Trust launches campaign to help children reduce sugar consumption

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust launches campaign to help children reduce sugar consumption

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust has teamed up with Blackburn with Darwen Council, Healthy Stadia and Food Active to encourage local children to adopt healthier eating habits. The main focus of the campaign is to help children and parents to cut down on sugary drinks and pop. The Give Up Loving Pop initiative will challenge children […]


New dental practices to open in King’s Lynn by July

New dental practices to open in King’s Lynn by July

NHS East of England has confirmed that two new dental practices will open in King’s Lynn. Following a procurement process to find new providers in Norfolk, Smile Care Norfolk has been awarded two contracts in the west of the county. The locations of the new clinics have not yet been revealed. There is no opening […]


Fewer than a third of Cumbria residents have seen a dentist during the pandemic

Fewer than a third of Cumbria residents have seen a dentist during the pandemic

Fewer than a third of Cumbria residents have seen a dentist during the pandemic, according to figures from NHS England. Data shows that 32% of Cumbrians saw a dentist in the 24-month period leading up to December 2021. This figure is a significant reduction from the equivalent time period two years before when 47% of […]


NHS England confirms free flu jabs to be scrapped for dentists

NHS England confirms free flu jabs to be scrapped for dentists

NHS England has confirmed that free flu vaccines for dental teams will not be available in 2022/2023. During the pandemic, dental professionals were encouraged to take up free flu jabs to lower risks, as Covid-19 and flu circulated at the same time. NHS England representatives have confirmed that free jabs will not be extended for […]


Warrington dental patients worry for the future as town practice goes private

Warrington dental patients worry for the future as town practice goes private

Dental patients in Warrington say they are worried for the future after another practice in the town went private. Appleton Park Dental covers a large part of the town but from March, it is only accepting private patients. Patients who previously had NHS dentists at the practice said they were upset and disappointed to hear […]


Unlicensed Botox providers to be banned in England

Unlicensed Botox providers to be banned in England

Unlicensed Botox providers are set to be banned in England under new plans to protect patients. The health secretary, Sajid Javid, has revealed plans to introduce licences for cosmetic treatments, including Botox and dermal fillers. Currently, there is very little regulation and practitioners do not have to hold a licence to administer treatment. Botox is […]


Rayleigh dental practice set to go private

Rayleigh dental practice set to go private

A dental practice in Rayleigh, Essex is set to go private. Patients at The Smile Centre have been notified of plans to cease NHS dental services. From June 1st, the clinic will only provide private dental care. Patients, many of whom have been at the practice for several years, are angry and disappointed about the […]


Patients queued from 5am for Dentaid’s mobile clinic in Suffolk

Patients queued from 5am for Dentaid’s mobile clinic in Suffolk

Patients in Suffolk queued from 5am to see a dentist last month. Dentaid, a charity, which has stepped in to try to plug gaps in the county, held two mobile clinics in February. The first, in Leiston, attracted crowds from the early hours, with the first patients turning up just before 5am. Leiston currently has […]


Fyfield dental nurse prepares for charity skydive ahead of Uganda trip

Fyfield dental nurse prepares for charity skydive ahead of Uganda trip

A brave dental nurse from Fyfield is preparing to take to the skies for a charity skydive ahead of a trip to Uganda later this year. Susie Elliott, an agency dental nurse, is doing a skydive in March to raise money for a trip to Uganda with Dentaid in June. Susie has worked as a […]


Dentist shortage leaves thousands unable to access NHS care in York

Dentist shortage leaves thousands unable to access NHS care in York

A shortage of dentists means that thousands of people are unable to access NHS dental services in York. Recent statistics show that only 59% of residents have a dentist and practices in the city are struggling to cope with the demand for treatment. A representative from Perfect Smile Clinic said that they feared the team […]