Posts Tagged ‘NHS dentist’

Dental patients in Portsmouth face an uncertain future, as chain closes three practices

Dental patients in Portsmouth face an uncertain future, as chain closes three practices

Dental patients in Portsmouth are facing an uncertain future, after a chain closed three clinics in the city. Colosseum Dental has confirmed that three city centre dental practices will close, leaving up to 20,000 patients without an NHS dentist. The closure will mean that there are currently no NHS surgeries in the area accepting new […]


New dental surgery to open in Neath Port Talbot

New dental surgery to open in Neath Port Talbot

A new dental surgery is set to open in Neath Port Talbot. Dunes Dental Care will provide both private and NHS dental services. Practice director, James Bater, is opening the new South Wales practice after successfully securing funding from HSBC UK. The package, which is worth a six-figure sum, has enabled Mr Bater to acquire, […]


More than a million people are struggling to see a dentist in England, new survey suggests

More than a million people are struggling to see a dentist in England, new survey suggests

More than a million people are struggling to get an appointment with an NHS dentist, a new survey suggests. Analysis of the most recent NHS GP Patient Survey found that around a quarter of participants are not currently registered with an NHS dentist. This equates to around 1.03 million people. The British Dental Association has […]


Fenland residents struggling to see a dentist amid staff shortages

Fenland residents struggling to see a dentist amid staff shortages

Health campaigners in Fenland have raised concerns about access to local NHS dental services as residents face struggles to see a dentist. Members of Healthwatch Cambridge and Healthwatch Peterborough have been contacted by patients who are finding it increasingly tough to make an appointment with an NHS dentist. According to a report compiled by the […]


Welsh dental patients face a struggle to find an NHS dentist

Welsh dental patients face a struggle to find an NHS dentist

Dental patients in Wales are facing a struggle to find an NHS dental practice that is accepting new patients. Sandra Hembery is one of many patients affected by a shortage of dentists in Wales. Having relocated from Kent to Carmarthen, Sandra assumed that it would be relatively easy to find a dentist, but soon after […]


New figures show salary decrease for dentists in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

New figures show salary decrease for dentists in England, Wales and Northern Ireland

New figures from NHS Digital have revealed a decrease in salary for dentists in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Statistics show that dentists’ earnings in England and Wales have fallen by 0.7% to an average annual income of £68,700. In Northern Ireland, dentists have experienced a much greater drop in earnings, with average salaries decreasing […]


Figures show millions of adults haven’t been to an NHS dentist in the last 2 years

Figures show millions of adults haven’t been to an NHS dentist in the last 2 years

Figures show that millions of adults in England haven’t been to the dentist in the last 2 years, despite advice from dentists recommending routine checks every 6-12 months. Statistics from NHS Digital have revealed that 21 million adults haven’t been to an NHS dentist in the last 2 years; this equates to almost half of […]


Relief for thousands of dental patients as NHS surgery reopens in Tewkesbury

Relief for thousands of dental patients as NHS surgery reopens in Tewkesbury

The reopening of an NHS dental surgery in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, has brought relief to thousands of people. Around 7,000 patients were facing an uncertain future when the mydentist clinic on the town’s High Street closed its doors in March.  After fearing that they would have to travel to Cheltenham or Gloucester to see an NHS […]


Dental Couple Celebrates Taking Over Sittingbourne Practice

Dental Couple Celebrates Taking Over Sittingbourne Practice

A husband and wife dental team has taken over a Sittingbourne dental practice. Dr Bilal Afzal and Dr Sarah Nazir are the proud new owners of Park Road Dental; they have taken the reins after the previous owner retired. The new owners have ambitious plans to carry out a makeover, and they hope to recruit […]


Almost Half Of Welsh Residents Fail To Visit A Dentist Regularly

Almost Half Of Welsh Residents Fail To Visit A Dentist Regularly

Almost half of the Welsh population failed to visit an NHS dentist in the two year period leading up to April this year, statistics have revealed. Figures published by the Welsh Government showed that only 54.7 per cent of the population saw a dentist over the course of the 24 month period, despite the fact […]