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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 […]


Dental appointment attendance falls in Somerset

Dental appointment attendance falls in Somerset

New figures show that 20% of children in Somerset haven’t been to the dentist in the last year. The statistics also suggest that 2 in 5 adults in the county haven’t seen a dentist in the last 2 years. Some patients have reported issues with getting appointments at a local NHS dental practice, but experts […]


New practice will create 300 new NHS dental places in Westbury

New practice will create 300 new NHS dental places in Westbury

A new practice will create 300 additional NHS dental places in Westbury. The future of NHS dentistry in the town was hanging in the balance after NHS England turned down an application from White Horse Dental to renew its contract. The contract, which is due to expire on the 26th June, has been rejected, but […]


Health chiefs encouraged to make Norfolk a more attractive proposition for dentists, as shortage affects access

Health chiefs encouraged to make Norfolk a more attractive proposition for dentists, as shortage affects access

Health chiefs have been encouraged to make Norfolk a more attractive proposition for dentists, as a shortage of practitioners across the county contributes to access problems. At a meeting of Norfolk County Council’s health overview and scrutiny committee, Nick Stolls, secretary of the Norfolk Local Dentist Committee, said that the region struggles to attract dentists […]


Truro councillor calls for urgent action, as 50,000 people wait for an NHS dental place

Truro councillor calls for urgent action, as 50,000 people wait for an NHS dental place

A Truro councillor has called for urgent action, as 50,000 people across Cornwall wait for an NHS dental place. Independent councillor, Loic Rich, has requested that Cornwall Council backs calls for immediate intervention, as research shows that there are now more than 48,000 people on dental waiting lists. Mr Rich has widespread support from other […]