Posts Tagged ‘Norfolk’

Norfolk dental patients struggle to get a dental appointment, as NHS dentist shortage takes its toll

Norfolk dental patients struggle to get a dental appointment, as NHS dentist shortage takes its toll

Dental patients in Norfolk are struggling to get an NHS dental appointment amid a shortage of NHS dentists. Information that has been released prior to a meeting of Norfolk County Council’s Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Thursday 11th April confirmed that three surgeries have closed since November. Secretary of the Local Dental Committee, Nick […]


More than a million people are struggling to see a dentist in England, new survey suggests

More than a million people are struggling to see a dentist in England, new survey suggests

More than a million people are struggling to get an appointment with an NHS dentist, a new survey suggests. Analysis of the most recent NHS GP Patient Survey found that around a quarter of participants are not currently registered with an NHS dentist. This equates to around 1.03 million people. The British Dental Association has […]


Kings Lynn patients raise concerns about NHS access, as some face 70-mile trip to the dentist

Kings Lynn patients raise concerns about NHS access, as some face 70-mile trip to the dentist

Patients in Kings Lynn have raised concerns about a lack of access to NHS dental services in the region, with some facing trips of up to 70 miles to see a dentist. Alan Lowes, 74, was recently interviewed in the local press after he experienced difficulties registering with a dentist. Mr Lowes had never had […]


Norfolk parents raise concerns over access to NHS dental care after statistics reveal more than 70,000 children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

Norfolk parents raise concerns over access to NHS dental care after statistics reveal more than 70,000 children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

Norfolk parents have raised concerns over access to NHS dental care in the region after an article was published in the local press claiming that more than 70,000 children hadn’t seen a dentist in the last year. After the story was aired on the radio and published and shared online, a number of parents got […]


West Norfolk parents struggling to get a dental appointment for their children

West Norfolk parents struggling to get a dental appointment for their children

Parents in West Norfolk are struggling to get an NHS dental appointment for their children, it has been revealed. The results of a study conducted by a local watchdog suggest that there is a significant shortage of NHS places available for children. Research claims that 15 percent of the region’s children have never been to […]


Norfolk Health Chiefs Urged to Focus on Oral Health

Norfolk Health Chiefs Urged to Focus on Oral Health

Health chiefs in Norfolk have been urged to invest more money into oral health services to try and reduce the number of people suffering from dental decay in the area. Members of NHS England and the Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee have urged local health authorities to launch a new campaign to raise awareness […]


Tributes Pour In For Dentist Killed In Ski Accident

Tributes Pour In For Dentist Killed In Ski Accident

Tributes have been pouring in for a dentist who died after sustaining critical injuries in a ski accident. David English, from Norwich, was skiing in Vercorin, Switzerland, when he fell in a ravine during an off-piste ski session. The 65 year old was taken to hospital in Sion in a helicopter but died on the […]