Posts Tagged ‘Northern Ireland’

Dental And Eye Care Fraud Costs The Tax Payers Millions

Dental And Eye Care Fraud Costs The Tax Payers Millions

Thousands of people in Northern Ireland are cheating the health benefit system costing taxpayers millions of pounds, it has been revealed. Investigations carried out by the Health and Social Care Sector’s Counter Fraud and Probity Service found that thousands of people are cheating the system and it is estimated that fraudulent claims cost taxpayers £2.8 […]


Public Opinion Sought On Dental Proposals In Northern Ireland

Public Opinion Sought On Dental Proposals In Northern Ireland

The people of Northern Ireland are being asked to voice their opinions in relation to proposed changes to NHS dental services. The consultation paper has been released for public viewing and people are being asked to provide feedback, the paper suggests proposals including changes in the provision of orthodontic treatment, restriction of dental treatments to […]


Dentist Angered By Plans To Slash NHS Dental Treatment In Northern Ireland

Dentist Angered By Plans To Slash NHS Dental Treatment In Northern Ireland

Dentists in Northern Ireland are angered after plans were revealed to slash NHS dental treatment. Plans to restrict the range of treatments available on the NHS in Northern Ireland have emerged, but dentists have warned that the measures would set the country back in terms of dental care and “drag health services back 50 years.” […]


Dental Student on Course for Olympic Dream

Dental Student on Course for Olympic Dream

A dental student is firmly on course to achieve her Olympic dream after winning the 400 metre event at the Northern Ireland Senior Athletics Championships with ease. Joanna Mills, originally from Ballymena and a dental student at Queen’s University, Belfast, eased through the field to win the event, which took place at The Forum, comfortably, […]


Children’s Dental Project Underway in Northern Ireland

Children’s Dental Project Underway in Northern Ireland

A brand new dental project has been launched in Northern Ireland to try and reduce the prevalence of dental decay among children. Recent research suggests that children in Northern Ireland have the worst oral health in the UK and dentists and public health experts are keen to stall rates of decay. A research project will […]


Northern Ireland Dentist goes for Gold in London 2012 Olympics

Northern Ireland Dentist goes for Gold in London 2012 Olympics

A Northern Ireland dentist is set to go for gold in the 2012 London Olympics. Wendy Houvenaghel, 37, will be competing in the 3km individual pursuit cycling event and isn’t a stranger to awards, after winning silver in Beijing, coming second to her British team-mate Rebecca Romero. For the time being she has set down […]


Adolescent Dental Decay in Northern Ireland the Highest in Europe

Adolescent Dental Decay in Northern Ireland the Highest in Europe

Teenagers in Northern Ireland have the worst levels of tooth decay in Europe, according to a study by Queen’s University. The high rates of dental decay were found in certain areas, where the levels of poverty were also high and thus teenagers were more like to suffer with poor nutrition, without the finances to pay […]


Funding Concerns for Northern Ireland Oral Health Initiatives

Funding Concerns for Northern Ireland Oral Health Initiatives

Health bosses in Northern Ireland are struggling to find funding for oral health initiatives after budget cuts were announced after it has been revealed that there is a seven million pound shortfall in the NHS oral health budget this year. The government had announced a number of initiatives to try and improve standards of oral […]


Northern Irland Health Minister backs National Smile Month Campaign

Northern Irland Health Minister backs National Smile Month Campaign

Northern Ireland Health Minister Edwin Poots has reaffirmed his commitment to improving standards of oral health in the country by lending his support to the National Smile Month campaign. Mr Poots visited Dunmurry Dental Practice to take part in National Smile Month, where he took the opportunity to address dentists and members of the public […]