Barcelona residents with dental problems will soon be able to receive treatments on the public healthcare system thanks to a new measure spearheaded by the city’s mayor Ada Colau. If approved by Barcelona’s Social Rights Commission on January 15th, it will be the first comprehensive public dentistry service of its kind in Spain. Having a filling put in will cost €55 - 13 percent less than the average private rate - according to Spanish consumer rights group Facua. A root canal will cost €160 (30 percent lower) whereas a deep dental clean will be €30 (43 percent lower). Barcelona Town Hall will make the public service available to all its citizens after initially launching it only to its most cash-strapped residents through mutual insurance company PANEM. The public health service add-on will help 36,000 people annually, Barcelona authorities have estimated. “More than 12 percent of our population doesn’t go to the dentist because … [Read more...] about Barcelona to launch Spain’s first public (and cheap) dentistry service
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A Doncaster dental patient who was left in ‘excruciating pain’ after crowns were fitted over an an abscess has been awarded more than £11,000 in compensation. Paul Oxley, 51, was awarded £11,250 from Church Road Dental Practice in Staniforth following a series of errors between 2010 and 2016. The Dental Law Parnership said the dentist placed four ‘unsatisfactory crowns’ and bridgework that quickly became loose.READ MORE: Call for change over health checks measuring Sheffield school children as ‘overweight’ Mr Oxley, a mobile phone engineer, said: “It had been my dental practice for over 20 years.“Sometimes dentists would move on or I’d see someone new, but I always trusted them and thought I was receiving good treatment. So when I started suffering from toothache in 2011 I made an appointment.” An abscess appeared to be the main source of Mr Oxley’s pain but Dr Bindar’s solution was to … [Read more...] about Doncaster dental patient left in ‘excruciating pain’ after having crowns fitted over abscess
They take on gruelling night shifts and save lives every day - so should doctors and nurses at hospitals across Greater Manchester also face the burden of paying for parking at work? The income from staff parking at just four of Greater Manchester's smaller hospital trusts (the others wouldn't tell us) came to £1.9m last year. The mammoth Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust was among those who declined to reveal their income from staff parking. But with a total parking bill of £3.3m for patients and staff last year, it's likely to be a hefty figure. Charges vary wildly between trusts, and depending on salary - from £19.20 to £62 a month. See below for a full breakdown of income and charging. The region's trust bosses have told the M.E.N. that parking fees are ploughed back into car park maintenance, security and lighting - avoiding vital funds being taken from healthcare services. Any excess, they say, is used to fund clinical services. But NHS staff and … [Read more...] about Should NHS staff really have to pay to park at hospitals they work at?
Information roadshows on the proposed replacement of Monklands Hospital take place tomorrow – and public meetings begin on Monday. The NHS Lanarkshire events will let patients, staff and the public find out more about the upgrading plans, with moving to a new build at the former Gartcosh steelworks emerging top of an options appraisal. An information stall will be in the hospital restaurant from noon to 2pm tomorrow, and at the main entrance between 2pm and 4pm. Project representatives will answer questions, and copies of the consultation document and questionnaire will also be available. Gartcosh social club will host the first public meeting on Monday, while further events will be held at 101 Park Street in Coatbridge on Tuesday, September 4, and at Airdrie town hall on Thursday, September 13. Click here for more from Monklands There will be a presentation including challenges posed by the existing site and why Gartcosh became the top option; followed by group discussions for … [Read more...] about NHS Lanarkshire events to inform patients, staff and public on hospital plans
All publicly funded hospitals will be expected to provide legal health services, including women’s health services, says Health Minister Simon Harris. He was responding to reports that Catholic hospitals could break the law and refuse to offer abortions in all circumstances under a code of ethics by the Irish Catholic Bishops. “It is the minister for health’s clear view that health service providers have a statutory responsibility to comply with the provisions of health legislation,” stated his department yesterday. In a tweet, Mr Harris wrote: “Conscientious objection is for individuals, not institutions.” Mr Harris established a group to examine how voluntary providers interact with the health service. It is due to report shortly. Representatives from the Council for Healthcare of the Irish Bishops’ Conference provided a copy of their code of ethical standards for healthcare when they met the group earlier this month. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar … [Read more...] about Abortion debate: All publicly funded hospitals to provide legal health services, says Health Minister