Posts Tagged ‘NHS dental care’

Council leader suggests plans to take over Portsmouth dental practices amid access crisis

Council leader suggests plans to take over Portsmouth dental practices amid access crisis

The leader of Portsmouth City Council has revealed proposals to take over three dental practices in the city, after Colosseum Dental confirmed that it was closing the surgeries. The news has cast an uncertain future for residents, with more than 9,000 people likely to be affected. With the city currently having no NHS places available, […]


Swindon mum raises concerns over access to dental care for disabled patients

Swindon mum raises concerns over access to dental care for disabled patients

A mum from Swindon has raised concerns over access to NHS dental care for disabled patients. Sarah Purnell, from Moredon, contacted the local press after her daughter, Caroline, was informed that she would have to wait to see a specialist dentist at the Great Western Hospital. Caroline has already been waiting for over 4 months, […]


Thousands of Hartlepool children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

Thousands of Hartlepool children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

New figures have revealed that over 10,000 children in Hartlepool didn’t see a dentist last year. Statistics from the NHS suggested that 51% of children in the North East town didn’t go to the dentist in the 12-month period leading up to September 2018, despite the fact that dentists recommend 6-monthly visits for children. This […]


British Dental Association urges Health Secretary to act quickly to improve access to NHS dental care

British Dental Association urges Health Secretary to act quickly to improve access to NHS dental care

The British Dental Association has urged the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, to act quickly to improve access to NHS dental services. The body has called for Mr Hancock to take urgent action to tackle access problems, which are becoming increasingly commonplace across the country, including the area of West Suffolk which Mr Hancock represents. Practices […]


Bupa Dental reveals plans to recruit over 1,000 new members of staff

Bupa Dental reveals plans to recruit over 1,000 new members of staff

Bupa Dental has revealed plans to recruit up to 1,300 new members of staff before the end of next year. The dental chain, which has expanded rapidly over the last few years, is now one of the UK’s largest providers of private and NHS dental care. Currently, Bupa Dental runs 470 practices across the UK […]


Plans to open new NHS dental practice in Sleaford revealed

Plans to open new NHS dental practice in Sleaford revealed

Plans to open a brand new dental practice in Sleaford have been revealed. Treeline Dental Care, which currently has a surgery based in Nottingham, is planning to open a new NHS practice in Sleaford in January 2019. Treeline Dental director, Dr Jimmey Palahey, said that it was a very exciting time, and it was an […]


Growing number of dental practices are underperforming in Peterborough, NHS statistics reveal

Growing number of dental practices are underperforming in Peterborough, NHS statistics reveal

A growing number of dental practices in Peterborough are underperforming, according to NHS statistics. Data from NHS England suggests that 14 of the 23 Peterborough clinics that have general dental service contracts are on course to miss targets for 2017/2018. This represents an increase from 7 underperforming practices in 2016/2017. Head of commissioning at NHS […]


The Oral Health Foundation calls for increasing funding for NHS dental services

The Oral Health Foundation calls for increasing funding for NHS dental services

The Oral Health Foundation has called for the government to increase funding for NHS dental services. The charity has urged health ministers to devote more money to dentistry after a poll revealed that almost half of UK adults would be willing to pay more to improve NHS dental care. Dr Nigel Carter OBE, chief executive […]


Banbury care home manager challenges the health secretary over access to NHS dental services for patients

Banbury care home manager challenges the health secretary over access to NHS dental services for patients

The manager of a care home in Banbury has challenged the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to try and find a dentist willing to provide services for patients after struggling to track down a local dentist to visit the home. Paula Munday, the manager of Cheney House Care Home, has appealed to Mr Hunt to help […]


Canterbury’s oldest dental practice calls time on NHS dentistry

Canterbury’s oldest dental practice calls time on NHS dentistry

Canterbury’s oldest dental practice is to stop providing NHS dental services, it has been confirmed. Bradley & Partners, which has been offering NHS dental care to local patients since 1948, will no longer provide NHS care after pulling out of its current contract. Principal dentist, Dr Nadim Safdar, blamed changes in the contract, which have […]