Posts Tagged ‘NHS’

Havant dentist to open for emergency appointments to reduce pressure on local hospital

Havant dentist to open for emergency appointments to reduce pressure on local hospital

A dentist from Havant is opening his private clinic for emergency appointments in a bid to reduce pressure on local hospital services.  Amir Moughadam, from the Prince George Dental Practice, is preparing to open for urgent appointments to prevent patients who need emergency treatment from visiting the Queen Alexandra Hospital.  Mr Moughadam is hoping that […]


British Dental Association invites dentists to share ideas to reduce carbon emissions

British Dental Association invites dentists to share ideas to reduce carbon emissions

The British Dental Association is inviting dental professionals to share ideas and opinions about reducing carbon emissions as the UK looks to achieve net-zero.  The NHS is attempting to become more efficient and eco-friendly, and the BDA is hoping to use ideas from practices that are already adopting green measures to work towards new policies […]


Plymouth councillor raises concerns over NHS dental access, as patients talk of pulling their own teeth out

Plymouth councillor raises concerns over NHS dental access, as patients talk of pulling their own teeth out

A Plymouth councillor has raised concerns over access to NHS dental care after hearing from patients who resorted to pulling their own teeth out and using alcohol to try and numb tooth pain.  Labour councillor for St Peter and the Waterfront, Sue McDonald, said that she had been contacted by anxious patients who had adopted […]


Dental attendance rates fall to record low in Scotland

Dental attendance rates fall to record low in Scotland

The number of people visiting a dentist on a regular basis in Scotland has fallen. Statistics show that dental attendance rates have dropped to a record low, despite the fact that registration rates have soared. More adults and children in Scotland are registered with a dentist than ever before, but the figures show that people […]


New figures reveal 99% of people in Greater Glasgow and Clyde are now registered with a dentist

New figures reveal 99% of people in Greater Glasgow and Clyde are now registered with a dentist

New figures have revealed that 99% of people in Greater Glasgow and Clyde are now registered with a dentist.  The statistics from the Information Services Department show a dramatic improvement in uptake and registration rates across the region. Although rates were relatively low at 52.5% for children under 2, figures were significantly higher for all […]


Dental registrations soar in Moray

Dental registrations soar in Moray

New figures have revealed a dramatic rise in dental registrations in Moray. Statistics released by the NHS show that more than 42,000 adults have joined registers since 2007. The number of children registered with a dentist has also increased by 68.7% in the last 12 years.  In 2007, just 14,754 adults and 10,051 children in […]


Experts praise ‘Starting Well’ children’s dental health initiative

Experts praise ‘Starting Well’ children’s dental health initiative

Experts have praised a new children’s dental health initiative. The ‘Starting Well’ campaign was launched by the NHS and is closely linked to the ‘Dental Check by One’ campaign, which was developed by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and the Chief Dental Officer two years ago. Dr Robin Mills, an NHS consultant in paediatric […]


Orkney dental duo agrees new deal with Clyde Munro

Orkney dental duo agrees new deal with Clyde Munro

A dental duo responsible for transforming dental care in Orkney has agreed a new deal with Scottish chain, Clyde Munro. Scott and Amy Tulloch brought accessible NHS dental care to the island when they launched Orkney Dental. Previously, there had been a 15-year gap, when patients were only able to access NHS services in hospital. […]


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 […]


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 […]