Posts Tagged ‘NHS’

1 in 3 Brits are putting off dental visits due to cost, new survey reveals

1 in 3 Brits are putting off dental visits due to cost, new survey reveals

A third of British adults are putting off dental visits as a result of cost, a new survey has revealed. Research conducted by the Oral Health Foundation found that 36% of adults are delaying going to the dentist in a bid to save money. This figure is almost double that of 2017, suggesting that more […]


Public Health England stats highlight the gravity of the decay crisis, as more than a quarter of Birmingham kids have decayed teeth

Public Health England stats highlight the gravity of the decay crisis, as more than a quarter of Birmingham kids have decayed teeth

New statistics have highlighted the gravity of the dental health crisis among children in England, as new figures from Public Health England reveal that over a quarter of 5-year-olds in Birmingham have at least one rotten, filled or missing tooth.  Statistics show that 26.7 of the city’s children have signs of decay. This is higher […]


Dental experts urge schools to go sugar-free to stem alarming rates of decay

Dental experts urge schools to go sugar-free to stem alarming rates of decay

Dental experts are calling for schools to go sugar-free in a bid to tackle rising rates of childhood decay. The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons is appealing to the government in England to encourage schools across the country to adopt healthy eating policies and reduce sugar consumption. Dental decay is […]


Dental patient registration rates soar in Shetland

Dental patient registration rates soar in Shetland

The latest NHS figures show that dental patient registrations rates have soared in Shetland. In the last 12 years, the proportion of patients registered with an NHS dentist on the island has increased dramatically, with a surge of adults and children joining local practices. Adult numbers have rocketed by 138% while the proportion of children […]


Dental crisis deepens in Gwynedd, as parents struggle to find NHS places for children

Dental crisis deepens in Gwynedd, as parents struggle to find NHS places for children

A major shortage of dentists is taking its toll on patients in Gwynedd, with practices now having to turn away children, as well as adults. A report compiled by the British Dental Association revealed that none of the six NHS practices in Arfon are taking on any new patients. Access issues have been a concern […]


Cost is a barrier for a third of British dental patients, new poll reveals

Cost is a barrier for a third of British dental patients, new poll reveals

A new poll has revealed that a third of British adults put off going to the dentist due to cost.  Research conducted by Hudgell Solicitors suggested that around 33% of adults haven’t been to the dentist in the last two years, and a third of adults cite cost as a reason for delaying, cancelling or […]


New Westbury dental practice invites patients to register

New Westbury dental practice invites patients to register

A new dental practice in Westbury has invited patients to call and register. Westbury Downs Dental Care, which is run by South Cliff Dental Group, will not officially open until July, but patients in the local area have been encouraged to get in touch if they would like to join the practice register. The clinic […]


More than a fifth of adults in Orkney don’t have an NHS dentist

More than a fifth of adults in Orkney don’t have an NHS dentist

Statistics from the Scotland Information Services Division have revealed that more than a fifth of adults in Orkney are not registered with an NHS dentist. Registration rates in Orkney are the second lowest of all Scottish health boards, but representatives from the local trust have insisted that they are taking action to make more NHS […]


New NHS dental practice opens in Bath

New NHS dental practice opens in Bath

A brand new NHS dental practice opened in Bath yesterday (Tuesday 28 th May). Chelsea Road Dental Practice has taken on a new NHS dental contract, which will provide services for patients in the local area six days a week. The practice will be open from Monday to Friday with one late night evening session […]


Fears for Portsmouth children, as dental check-up attendance rate drops

Fears for Portsmouth children, as dental check-up attendance rate drops

Health experts in Portsmouth have expressed fears for children, as new figures suggest that the number of youngsters attending dental appointments has fallen. Recent statistics from Public Health England showed that only 55.3% of children in Portsmouth visited a dentist last year. This is a decrease on the previous year, and a lower figure than […]