Posts Tagged ‘NHS’

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 […]


Labour reveals plans to banish band-one NHS dental charges

Labour reveals plans to banish band-one NHS dental charges

Labour has vowed to provide free dental check-ups for all if voters back the party in the upcoming December election. Jeremy Corbyn, the party leader, has revealed plans to scrap band 1 dental charges, which are currently set at £22.70 in England. Band 1 treatments and procedures include routine check-ups, X-rays and a scale and […]


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 […]


MPs call for urgent action to tackle unfit for purpose NHS penalty fine system

MPs call for urgent action to tackle unfit for purpose NHS penalty fine system

A report compiled by MPs has called for urgent action to tackle the penalty fine system, which has been described as “not fit for purpose.” A cross-party committee of MPs was asked to research and review the current system after it emerged that more than 1.6 million patients had received incorrect medical and dental fines. […]


Portsmouth parents raise concerns after being forced to make a 150-mile trip to take their son to the dentist

Portsmouth parents raise concerns after being forced to make a 150-mile trip to take their son to the dentist

The parents of a 4-year old boy have raised concerns over access to NHS dental care in Portsmouth, after they were forced to make a 150-mile round trip for their son to see a dentist. Michael McGhee, who moved from London to Portsmouth four years ago, said that he now drives his son, Patryk, to […]