Posts Tagged ‘NHS dentistry’

Dewsbury MP calls for improved access to NHS dentistry, as Ravensthorpe’s only surgery is set to close

Dewsbury MP calls for improved access to NHS dentistry, as Ravensthorpe’s only surgery is set to close

Dewsbury MP, Paula Sheriff, has called for urgent action to improve access to NHS dentistry in her constituency, after it was confirmed that the last remaining surgery in Ravensthorpe is set to close. Ms Sheriff described the news that the Ravensthorpe Dental Surgery will close on July 12th as “terrible” and said that she is […]


British Dental Association criticises the government, as thousands join waiting lists for NHS practices

British Dental Association criticises the government, as thousands join waiting lists for NHS practices

The British Dental Association has criticised the government, as thousands of patients all over the country join waiting lists for NHS dental practices. The latest statistics show that several regions are experiencing severe dentist shortages, with almost 50,000 patients in Cornwall alone unable to register with an NHS dental surgery. Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen, chair of the […]


MP Tim Farron calls for further investment to improve dental services in South Lakes

MP Tim Farron calls for further investment to improve dental services in South Lakes

South Lakes MP, Tim Farron, has called for further investment to improve access to local dental services. Mr Farron, who appealed for funding to create more NHS dental places in the area last year, said that efforts to improve access have been unsuccessful and described the situation as being “at breaking point.” The MP for […]


Barrow dental patients struggling to find an NHS dentist

Barrow dental patients struggling to find an NHS dentist

An investigation carried out by a local newspaper has revealed that patients in Barrow in Furness are struggling to find an NHS dentist. Researchers discovered that there are no dental practices in Barrow accepting new NHS patients at the moment. The majority have closed waiting lists and practices that offer both NHS and private treatment […]


NHS pledges £300,000 to improve access to dental services in Market Drayton

NHS pledges £300,000 to improve access to dental services in Market Drayton

NHS England has pledged to increase funding for dental services in Market Drayton after a number of complaints from patients who have encountered difficulties finding practices that are accepting new patients. Last year, Healthwatch Shropshire carried out a review into dental services in the region and Market Drayton was highlighted as an area where access […]


Copeland MP Urges Government to Iron Out Dental Health Inequalities

Copeland MP Urges Government to Iron Out Dental Health Inequalities

Copeland MP Jamie Reed has urged the government to act quickly to iron out dental health inequalities between children living in poor and affluent areas. Mr Reed was speaking after the publication of figures that confirm that dental health issues are the leading cause of hospitalisatilon for children in the UK. Mr Reed was also […]


Bradford MP Continues to Lobby for Improved Access to NHS Dental Services

Bradford MP Continues to Lobby for Improved Access to NHS Dental Services

Bradford North MP Judith Cummins is continuing to lobby the government for improvements in access to dental services in her constituency. Ms Cummins raised the matter several months ago and has called for more than “empty promises.” Ms Cummins confirmed that she recently met with a government minister to discuss the issue of poor access to NHS […]


Almost 4,000 Patients Waiting to Register with an NHS Dentist in Exeter

Almost 4,000 Patients Waiting to Register with an NHS Dentist in Exeter

Nearly 4,000 patients are waiting to register with an NHS dentist in Exeter, it has been revealed. Just 12 months ago, there were only 850 patients on the waiting list, but new statistics suggest that the figure has increased by five times in the last year. Although figures are particularly alarming in Exeter, there have […]


NHS Promotes 24 Hour Emergency Dental Service for National Smile Month

NHS Promotes 24 Hour Emergency Dental Service for National Smile Month

NHS 24 is promoting emergency dental services throughout the country as part of National Smile Month. The annual campaign, which is due to kick off today (16th May) is organised by the Oral Health Foundation. The round-the-clock emergency dental care service is using the campaign to raise awareness of itself, as it’s not as well-known as […]


Number of Emergency Dental Appointments Falls to 5 Year Low in Grampian

Number of Emergency Dental Appointments Falls to 5 Year Low in Grampian

NHS Grampian has reported a significant decrease in the number of emergency dental appointments made in 2015. Last year, 5,840 appointments were made with NHS Grampian, compared to 6,635 in 2014, 7,429 in 2013 and 9,163 in 2012. Figures also show a massive increase in the number of people seeing a dentist. Between March 2008 […]