Posts Tagged ‘NHS England’

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 […]


NHS England launches consultation over the future of emergency dental services in the West Midlands

NHS England launches consultation over the future of emergency dental services in the West Midlands

NHS England has launched a consultation over the future of emergency dental provision in the West Midlands. Health chiefs are planning to modify the existing services, and have asked for patients and members of the public to provide feedback and share ideas and opinions. Under new proposals, the trust is planning to cut the number […]


NHS England to take action against firm that left Portsmouth patients without a dentist

NHS England to take action against firm that left Portsmouth patients without a dentist

NHS England has confirmed that it will take action against a dental firm, which left thousands of patients in Portsmouth without a dentist. Colosseum Dental Limited unexpectedly closed three dental clinics in the city, leaving around 9,000 people without access to NHS dentistry. The firm, which is based in Switzerland, breached the terms of its […]


NHS England offers reassurances over the future of dental services in Ravensthorpe

NHS England offers reassurances over the future of dental services in Ravensthorpe

Representatives from NHS England have offered reassurances over the future of dental services in Ravensthorpe. The news comes after it was confirmed that the town’s only practice would close at the beginning of July.  MP for Dewsbury, Paula Sheriff, recently took the issue to the House of Commons, as more and more people in the […]


Westbury dental practice opening delayed

Westbury dental practice opening delayed

The opening of a new dental surgery in Westbury has been postponed. South Cliff Dental Group was planning to host an open day to celebrate the grand opening of the new High Street practice on Monday 1st July, but the event was cancelled due to the fact that building work is still underway. Instead of […]


Dental waiting lists reach 22,000 in Cornwall

Dental waiting lists reach 22,000 in Cornwall

The number of people waiting for dental treatment in Cornwall has reached 22,000, according to the latest figures from NHS England. The extent of Cornwall’s NHS dental access problem was revealed at a recent meeting of Cornwall Council’s health and adult social care overview and scrutiny committee. More than 22,000 people currently don’t have an […]


Dewsbury MP calls for the health secretary to step in to avert deepening dental access crisis

Dewsbury MP calls for the health secretary to step in to avert deepening dental access crisis

The MP for Dewsbury, Paula Sheriff, has called for the health secretary, Matt Hancock to step in to avert a dental access crisis in West Yorkshire. Ms Sheriff has written to Mr Hancock, urging him to take urgent action to provide better access to NHS dental services in her constituency. Ms Sheriff has been appealing […]


Healthwatch Portsmouth to work with NHS England to try and avoid dental crisis

Healthwatch Portsmouth to work with NHS England to try and avoid dental crisis

NHS England has invited representatives from Healthwatch Portsmouth to join a panel to try and avert a dental crisis in the city. Recently, it was revealed that dental chain, Colosseum Dental would close three clinics in Portsmouth, a move that could impact up to 20,000 dental patients. In response to the news, NHS England has […]


NHS England confirms new dental contract for Northumberland villages

NHS England confirms new dental contract for Northumberland villages

NHS England has awarded a new dental contract that will serve NHS patients in rural Northumberland villages. There has been a great deal of concern over the future of dental services in the area since the closure of a dental practice that served Hadston and Rothbury in 2017. The contract holder was forced to cease […]