Posts Tagged ‘Portsmouth’

Councillors raise concerns over future provision of dental services in deprived areas of Portsmouth

Councillors raise concerns over future provision of dental services in deprived areas of Portsmouth

Councillors in Portsmouth have raised concerns over the future of NHS dental provision in some of the city’s most deprived areas. NHS England has been working to identify suitable providers for new contracts after Colosseum Dental announced that it would cease to provide NHNS dental care unexpectedly. The chain had three clinics in the city, […]


Portsmouth health bosses optimistic of finding a permanent dental provider by autumn 2020

Portsmouth health bosses optimistic of finding a permanent dental provider by autumn 2020

Health bosses in Portsmouth are confident they will find a permanent dental provider by autumn 2020. Thousands of patients in the city were left without an NHS dentist in the summer when Colosseum Dental decided to end its NHS contract prematurely. The chain had three clinics dotted across the city. In the aftermath of the […]


Councillors call for new long-term dental providers to be based in deprived areas of Portsmouth

Councillors call for new long-term dental providers to be based in deprived areas of Portsmouth

Councillors in Portsmouth have called for new, long-term providers to be based in poorer areas of the city. NHS England is currently working to identify new contactors after dental chain, Colosseum Dental, pulled out of its NHS contract.  NHS England has confirmed that three providers based in the city will take up temporary contracts to […]


Third dental provider steps in to help Portsmouth patients left without a dentist

Third dental provider steps in to help Portsmouth patients left without a dentist

A third dental provider has stepped in to help Portsmouth dental patients, who have been left in the lurch.  Thousands of people were left without a dentist when Colosseum Dental pulled the plug on its NHS contracts. The chain, which operated three practices within the city, ceased to provide NHS care earlier this year, resulting […]


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 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 […]


Park Gate dentists provide free care for homeless patients

Park Gate dentists provide free care for homeless patients

A dental team from Park Gate, Portsmouth, has brought smiles to the faces of homeless patients after running a free clinic in partnership with Dentaid. Titchfield Dental Health teamed up with the charity to offer a range of services to homeless people based across the South East. Dr Claire Chavasse, owner and principal dentist, said […]


Dental patients in Portsmouth face an uncertain future, as chain closes three practices

Dental patients in Portsmouth face an uncertain future, as chain closes three practices

Dental patients in Portsmouth are facing an uncertain future, after a chain closed three clinics in the city. Colosseum Dental has confirmed that three city centre dental practices will close, leaving up to 20,000 patients without an NHS dentist. The closure will mean that there are currently no NHS surgeries in the area accepting new […]


Fears for Portsmouth children, as dental check-up attendance rate drops

Fears for Portsmouth children, as dental check-up attendance rate drops

Health experts in Portsmouth have expressed fears for children, as new figures suggest that the number of youngsters attending dental appointments has fallen. Recent statistics from Public Health England showed that only 55.3% of children in Portsmouth visited a dentist last year. This is a decrease on the previous year, and a lower figure than […]