Posts Tagged ‘NHS England’

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 […]


Sheffield dental clinic to stop providing NHS services

Sheffield dental clinic to stop providing NHS services

A dental clinic in Sheffield will stop providing NHS services, the owner of the practice has confirmed. Sandygate Dental in Crosspool will temporarily cease to offer NHS dental care due to a shortage of staff, which has impacted capacity. The clinic has advertised for a new dentist to join the team, but has been unable […]


Truro man pulls out his own tooth after struggling to find a dentist for 18 months

Truro man pulls out his own tooth after struggling to find a dentist for 18 months

A man from Truro in Cornwall has pulled out his own tooth after struggling to find an NHS dentist for over 18 months. David Woodhouse, 62, said that he decided to extract his own tooth after finding it impossible to get an appointment with a dentist near his home. Mr Woodhouse was experiencing ongoing pain […]


Over 40% of Bolton children start school with tooth decay

Over 40% of Bolton children start school with tooth decay

New research has revealed that 41% of children in Bolton start school with tooth decay. This figure is significantly higher than the national average of 25 percent. Bolton is one of four priority areas in the Great Manchester region that has been flagged by NHS England. As a result, children in Bolton are set to […]


Health chiefs in talks to bring new dental services to Spalding after two new clinics fail to open

Health chiefs in talks to bring new dental services to Spalding after two new clinics fail to open

Health chiefs are in talks to bring new dental services to Spalding after patients in the area were dealt a double blow. Two new services were due to open this month, but the opening of both clinics has been delayed amid ongoing recruitment issues. A new surgery run by JDSP was supposed to open in […]


New NHS children’s dental health campaign to launch in Lancashire

New NHS children’s dental health campaign to launch in Lancashire

NHS England is launching a new oral health campaign to improve standards of oral health in some of the areas worst affected by tooth decay. The ‘Start Well: Smile 4 Life’ initiative is focused on young children aged under 5 years old. As part of the programme, which is due to launch in parts of […]


Health bosses confirm delay in new dental contract for Northumberland villages following unsuccessful tendering process

Health bosses confirm delay in new dental contract for Northumberland villages following unsuccessful tendering process

Health bosses in Northumberland have confirmed a further delay in the launch of a new dental contract after no successful bids were received during the tendering process. Last year, NHS England approved a new 7-year contract, which would cover the villages of Rothbury and Hadston, but the timeframe has now been revised. A small number […]