Posts Tagged ‘NHS’

Local councillors meet with public health representatives to discuss dentistry in Bradford

Local councillors meet with public health representatives to discuss dentistry in Bradford

Local councillors have met with representatives from public health bodies to discuss the future of dental services in Bradford. At a meeting of the council’s Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee, dentistry was one of the most pressing subjects on the agenda. Emma Wilson, from NHS England, provided an update on practices reopening […]


Private dental fees set to increase, as PPE prices soar

Private dental fees set to increase, as PPE prices soar

Private dental fees are set to increase in the UK, as the cost of PPE (personal protective equipment) soars. The British Dental Association has warned that patients could face a price hike, as dental practices struggle to cover running costs. The price of PPE has increased by up to 6000% since January due to a […]


Scottish dentists inundated with calls, as practices reopen

Scottish dentists inundated with calls, as practices reopen

Scottish dentists have been inundated with calls, as practices open their doors for the first time in months.  First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, confirmed that dental practices would be able to reopen from Monday 22nd June in a press briefing on Thursday 18th June. The news triggered an influx of calls, with many patients eager to […]


Dental ‘disaster’ looms in Scotland, as half of practices may not be able to reopen

Dental ‘disaster’ looms in Scotland, as half of practices may not be able to reopen

Dental patients in Scotland are facing an uncertain future, as half of practice of owners admitted that they may not be able to survive the Coronavirus crisis.  A poll conducted by the Scottish Dental Practice Owners revealed that 51% of dentists are concerned that they will go bankrupt and 40% are worried about how they […]


What to expect when dental practices reopen

What to expect when dental practices reopen

Dental practices across the UK have been closed for two months, but many are set to reopen in the coming days. As dentists prepare to go back to work, patients have been advised to expect a slightly different experience when they go for their next appointment. New guidelines released by health bodies and the chief […]


Dentists concerned about growing demand for emergency care

Dentists concerned about growing demand for emergency care

UK dentists are concerned about the growing demand for emergency dental care while high street practices are shut.  The vast majority of dental practices are currently closed, which has contributed to a spike in calls to NHS 111 and high street surgeries offering advice and information over the phone. Dentists are worried that the demand […]


Swindon dental patient praises local NHS staff following urgent dental hub visit

Swindon dental patient praises local NHS staff following urgent dental hub visit

A Swindon dental patient was full of praise for the NHS after visiting a new urgent dental care hub. George Bevir, 41, had started treatment for an abscess in March before practices were closed and he was due to go back a few weeks after the initial appointment. When lockdown measures were introduced, George assumed […]


Synergy Dental donates hundreds of face masks

Synergy Dental donates hundreds of face masks

Dental chain, Synergy Dental, has donated hundreds of face masks to members of the public and frontline NHS staff. Dr Zuber Bagasi, owner of the company, ordered as many face masks as he could find to give away to people who had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and members of NHS staff working at the Royal […]


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 […]