Posts Tagged ‘Cornwall’

NHS England provides reassurance over Devon dental ‘crisis’

NHS England provides reassurance over Devon dental ‘crisis’

NHS England has provided assurance over a dental ‘crisis’ in Devon. Thousands of people are currently on a waiting list in the South West, with Devon and Cornwall the worst-affected counties in the UK in terms of NHS access problems. Despite growing waiting lists, representatives from NHS England have stated that access rates are above […]


South West dentists forced to turn hundreds of patients away every month

South West dentists forced to turn hundreds of patients away every month

Dentists in the South West are being forced to turn hundreds of NHS patients away every month due to a shortage of NHS places and dental professionals.  Andrew Taylor, the owner of Wadebridge Dental in Cornwall, said that the practice sometimes rejects up to 20 patients a day because the region doesn’t have the capacity […]


Devon and Cornwall patients worst affected by dental access problems

Devon and Cornwall patients worst affected by dental access problems

Dental patients based in Devon and Cornwall are the worst affected by access problems in England, new figures confirm. A shortage of dentists and a lack of dental places mean that some patients in the South West are facing round trips of over 100 miles to see a dentist. Thousands are also on waiting lists […]


Cornwall dental practice becomes the first to support new sustainable bamboo brush scheme

Cornwall dental practice becomes the first to support new sustainable bamboo brush scheme

A dental practice in St Austell, Cornwall, has become the first to support a sustainable bamboo toothbrush scheme. Simon Fox, principal dentist at Fox’s Dental Care, explained that he took the decision to sign up to the new initiative run by Refuse & ReUse because he’s passionate about the environment. Refuse & ReUse, a South […]


Experts call for urgent action, as children living in coastal towns face dental crisis

Experts call for urgent action, as children living in coastal towns face dental crisis

Dental experts have called for urgent action to raise standards of oral health in coastal towns. The British Dental Association claims that children living in seaside communities are vulnerable to dental health issues due to a combination of limited access to NHS dental services and “high needs.” The BDA described the situation as a “double […]


Cabinet minister heaps praise on University of Plymouth staff and students providing free dental care for the homeless

Cabinet minister heaps praise on University of Plymouth staff and students providing free dental care for the homeless

Cabinet minister James Cleverly has heaped praise on staff and students from the University of Plymouth and Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise. The collective has been working to provide homeless people in the city with access to free dental treatment.  Mr Cleverly visited the university’s Devonport Dental Education Facility recently alongside Conservative local councillor, Rebecca Smith, […]


Fishermen in Devon and Cornwall to receive free dental treatment

Fishermen in Devon and Cornwall to receive free dental treatment

Fishermen in Devon and Cornwall are set to receive free dental treatment as part of a charity partnership between SeaFit and Smile Together. The initiative will enable fishermen from both counties to attend free clinics at ports around the region. The #SmilesAtSea tour will begin on Monday 9th September in Newlyn, with clinics planned for […]


Truro councillor calls for urgent action, as 50,000 people wait for an NHS dental place

Truro councillor calls for urgent action, as 50,000 people wait for an NHS dental place

A Truro councillor has called for urgent action, as 50,000 people across Cornwall wait for an NHS dental place. Independent councillor, Loic Rich, has requested that Cornwall Council backs calls for immediate intervention, as research shows that there are now more than 48,000 people on dental waiting lists. Mr Rich has widespread support from other […]


More than a million people are struggling to see a dentist in England, new survey suggests

More than a million people are struggling to see a dentist in England, new survey suggests

More than a million people are struggling to get an appointment with an NHS dentist, a new survey suggests. Analysis of the most recent NHS GP Patient Survey found that around a quarter of participants are not currently registered with an NHS dentist. This equates to around 1.03 million people. The British Dental Association has […]


Bude dentist retires after 30 years in the same town

Bude dentist retires after 30 years in the same town

A highly-respected dentist has retired after treating patients in Bude for thirty years. Kathy Lawrence qualified over 40 years ago, and has spent three decades working in the town, most recently at Morwenna Dental Care in Bude. Before relocating to Cornwall, Kathy worked in Essex. She was initially based in Basildon, but fell in love […]