Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

Dentists fear impending ‘disaster’ in Scotland

Dentists fear impending ‘disaster’ in Scotland

A group representing dentists in Scotland has voiced concerns about an impending ‘disaster’ in the country, as some practices struggle to reopen amid confused guidelines from the Scottish Government.  The Scottish Dental Practice Owners Group, which represents dental professionals, NHS dental practices, patients and mixed private and NHS clinic owners, has written to First Minister, […]


Scottish dentists prepare patients for a different type of appointment

Scottish dentists prepare patients for a different type of appointment

Now that dental practices have been given the green light to reopen in Scotland, dentists are preparing patients for a different type of appointment.  Clinics have been closed across Scotland for the last three months, but many are now reopening to offer services to local patients. Although appointments will now be available, patients have been […]


Scottish dentists inundated with calls, as practices reopen

Scottish dentists inundated with calls, as practices reopen

Scottish dentists have been inundated with calls, as practices open their doors for the first time in months.  First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, confirmed that dental practices would be able to reopen from Monday 22nd June in a press briefing on Thursday 18th June. The news triggered an influx of calls, with many patients eager to […]


Scottish dentists wait for lockdown updates, as reopening date nears

Scottish dentists wait for lockdown updates, as reopening date nears

Dentists in Scotland are waiting for updates on lockdown easing, as a possible reopening date nears. The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is expected to reveal further details about the next phase of moving out of the lockdown on Thursday 18th June, with dentists hoping that they will be able to return to work shortly after. […]


Dental ‘disaster’ looms in Scotland, as half of practices may not be able to reopen

Dental ‘disaster’ looms in Scotland, as half of practices may not be able to reopen

Dental patients in Scotland are facing an uncertain future, as half of practice of owners admitted that they may not be able to survive the Coronavirus crisis.  A poll conducted by the Scottish Dental Practice Owners revealed that 51% of dentists are concerned that they will go bankrupt and 40% are worried about how they […]


Will differences in opening times lead to dental tourism in the UK?

Will differences in opening times lead to dental tourism in the UK?

Dentists in England are worried that differences in opening times in different parts of the UK will lead to dental tourists travelling over the border to get an appointment. Dentists have been told that they can reopen in England from June 8th, but professionals in Wales and Scotland are still waiting for the green light.  […]


Dental practices in England get the green light to open in June

Dental practices in England get the green light to open in June

Dental practices in England will be permitted to reopen in June, provided that they have the relevant safety measures in place, it has been confirmed.  In a letter sent out to all practices in England, the chief dental officer encouraged clinic owners to prepare to open on the 8th June. The advice relates to practices […]


Scotland’s national clinical director outlines plans for dental practices

Scotland’s national clinical director outlines plans for dental practices

Professor Jason Leitch, national clinical director for the Scottish Government, has outlined plans for a gradual reopening of dental practices. Speaking at the daily press briefing on Friday 15th May, Prof Leitch said that plans were currently being drawn up to introduce a phased reopening, which would enable patients to see a dentist in the […]


Dental patients in Scotland could face 12-month wait for check-ups

Dental patients in Scotland could face 12-month wait for check-ups

Patients in Scotland could be facing a wait of around 12 months to see a dentist, it has emerged. As practices all over the country have closed due to the Coronavirus, there are concerns that a backlog of cases will prevent patients from being able to access routine appointments for a year.  At present, dentists […]


NHS Western Isles cancels routine dental checks to reduce the risk of coronavirus spread

NHS Western Isles cancels routine dental checks to reduce the risk of coronavirus spread

NHS Western Isles chiefs have cancelled routine dental checks in a bid to try and reduce the spread of coronavirus after health ministers in Scotland announced urgent measures to cope with rising demand for hospital services. Health secretary, Jeane Freeman outlined a series of measures that will be introduced in Scotland to try and stem […]