Posts Tagged ‘Portsmouth’

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 […]


Dynamic dental duo raises hundreds for charity after completing the Great South Run

Dynamic dental duo raises hundreds for charity after completing the Great South Run

A dynamic dental duo from Chichester has completed a 10-mile run to raise hundreds of pounds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Dr Magdalena Butler and Sarah Stone, the owner and clinic co-ordinator at Family Dental Clinic, donned their trainers to compete in the Great South Run. Sponsored by Simply Health, the 10-mile course is based in […]