Posts Tagged ‘waiting lists’

Barrow dental patients struggling to find an NHS dentist

Barrow dental patients struggling to find an NHS dentist

An investigation carried out by a local newspaper has revealed that patients in Barrow in Furness are struggling to find an NHS dentist. Researchers discovered that there are no dental practices in Barrow accepting new NHS patients at the moment. The majority have closed waiting lists and practices that offer both NHS and private treatment […]


Health campaigners raise concerns as patients wait up to 2 years to see a dentist in York

Health campaigners raise concerns as patients wait up to 2 years to see a dentist in York

A health watchdog has raised concerns after it was revealed that some patients are waiting up to 2 years to see an NHS dentist in York. Healthwatch York said that patients have been in touch with tales of having to join 3-year waiting lists and travel far from home to see an NHS dentist. Manager, […]


Hundreds of dental patients in Shetland unable to access NHS dental care

Hundreds of dental patients in Shetland unable to access NHS dental care

Hundreds of patients in Shetland have been advised to try and register with an independent dentist as a result of growing waiting lists for NHS treatment provided by the Public Dental Service. Representatives from NHS Shetland have contacted around 600 people, advising them to try and make alternative arrangements in light of the fact that […]


Australian Dentists Issue Warning After Government Confirms Budget Deferral

Australian Dentists Issue Warning After Government Confirms Budget Deferral

The Australian Dental Association has warned that changes to the dental budget, which were recently confirmed by the Government, will have a negative impact on standards of oral health. Officials have confirmed that the National Partnership Agreement has been deferred for a year from this summer. The agreement has helped states to make drastic cuts […]


New NHS Dental Services To Cut Waiting Times On Orkney

New NHS Dental Services To Cut Waiting Times On Orkney

New NHS dental services will cut waiting times on Orkney, according to NHS Orkney; a host of new initiatives have been announced to clear waiting lists and bosses are hoping to make rapid progress, with new practices set to open in the next couple of months. NHS Orkney has confirmed that two new NHS practices […]


Australian Patients Facing A Lengthy Wait For Dental Treatment After Closure Of CDDS Scheme

Australian Patients Facing A Lengthy Wait For Dental Treatment After Closure Of CDDS Scheme

Patients in Australia are facing lengthy waiting times for dental treatment following the closure of the Chronic Disease Dental Scheme. According to a parliamentary inquiry, some patients are facing waits of up to five years for treatment after the CDDS was shut down. The inquiry also revealed that a young disabled patient who was previously […]


NHS Shetland Promises Improvements in Dental Services

NHS Shetland Promises Improvements in Dental Services

Representatives from NHS Shetland have promised to make improvements to dental services on the island, which will include cutting the waiting list that has been in place for several years. Ralph Roberts told a journalist at The Shetland Times that reducing the waiting list, which contains more than 1,000 names, is the toughest challenge faced […]


New Dental Unit will Cut Waiting Lists

New Dental Unit will Cut Waiting Lists

The head of a new dental practice has suggested that waiting lists will be cut in Thurso, after confirming that the Bridgend Health Centre will be leasing the dental clinic at Dunbar Hospital. Dr John Barry promised that waiting lists would be cut after revealing that the health centre would be leasing the new 1.2 […]


Lancashire practice takes on new dentist

Lancashire practice takes on new dentist

An NHS dental practice in Lancashire is taking on a new dentist. Principal dentist at Station Dental Practice, Leyland, Assim Ghaffoor, has confirmed that a new dentist will join the practice in August. Sarah Casey, a newly qualified dentist from the University of Manchester, will join the team at the beginning of next month, taking […]


More Incentives needed to attract Dentists to South Australia

More Incentives needed to attract Dentists to South Australia

Representatives from the Australian Dental Association say that more incentives are needed to attract dentists to rural parts of South Australia. Currently, in some rural areas, patients are waiting more than two years to see a dentist because of the severe shortage of dentists; as a result of this, standards of oral health are poor […]