Posts Tagged ‘NHS England’

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 […]


Portsmouth health bosses optimistic of finding a permanent dental provider by autumn 2020

Portsmouth health bosses optimistic of finding a permanent dental provider by autumn 2020

Health bosses in Portsmouth are confident they will find a permanent dental provider by autumn 2020. Thousands of patients in the city were left without an NHS dentist in the summer when Colosseum Dental decided to end its NHS contract prematurely. The chain had three clinics dotted across the city. In the aftermath of the […]


Councillors bid to prioritise dental care in Cumbria

Councillors bid to prioritise dental care in Cumbria

Councillors in Cumbria are looking to prioritise dental care in a move that will see them take on new commissioning responsibilities.  Cumbria County Council is working more closely with NHS England to try and improve access to NHS dental services. Currently, the region is struggling to support the demand for NHS dental care, with many […]


NHS confirms new mental health support services for dental and medical professionals

NHS confirms new mental health support services for dental and medical professionals

The Department of Health and Social Care has confirmed that NHS England will be launching new mental health support services for medical and dental professionals.  Under new measures, which are designed to support those struggling with stress and symptoms of psychological disorders, including depression and anxiety, more than 180,000 doctors and dentists will have access […]


More than 40% of Leicester residents haven’t seen an NHS dentist for 2 years

More than 40% of Leicester residents haven’t seen an NHS dentist for 2 years

More than 40% of Leicester residents haven’t seen an NHS dentist for at least 2 years, according to new figures. Statistics from the latest GP Patient Survey suggested that 15% of patients in the city hadn’t tried to make an appointment in the last 24 months, while 27% had never tried to see an NHS […]


Councillors call for new long-term dental providers to be based in deprived areas of Portsmouth

Councillors call for new long-term dental providers to be based in deprived areas of Portsmouth

Councillors in Portsmouth have called for new, long-term providers to be based in poorer areas of the city. NHS England is currently working to identify new contactors after dental chain, Colosseum Dental, pulled out of its NHS contract.  NHS England has confirmed that three providers based in the city will take up temporary contracts to […]


Third dental provider steps in to help Portsmouth patients left without a dentist

Third dental provider steps in to help Portsmouth patients left without a dentist

A third dental provider has stepped in to help Portsmouth dental patients, who have been left in the lurch.  Thousands of people were left without a dentist when Colosseum Dental pulled the plug on its NHS contracts. The chain, which operated three practices within the city, ceased to provide NHS care earlier this year, resulting […]


Funding boost confirmed for Peterborough’s Dental Access Centre

Funding boost confirmed for Peterborough’s Dental Access Centre

NHS England has confirmed a funding boost for Peterborough’s Dental Access Centre.  The facility, which is based at Midgate, is one of a number of clinics set to receive extra cash to ease an access crisis in the area. News of the funding comes after a review conducted by Healthwatch suggested that patients were struggling […]


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 […]


Relief for Portsmouth dental patients, as university agrees temporary contract

Relief for Portsmouth dental patients, as university agrees temporary contract

Dental patients in Portsmouth can breathe a sigh of relief, as it is believed a new contract will soon be agreed with the University of Portsmouth’s Dental Academy.  Up to 20,000 dental patients were left facing an uncertain future when Colosseum Dental announced that it was ceasing NHS operations in the city, but now, there […]