The Grantham area is the worst place in the country for new patients to try and get a dental appointment, according to the British Dental Association.The association says that analysis of the Government’s GP Survey carried out last year shows that a quarter of a million new patients in the Midlands have failed to secure access to NHS routine dental services.It found that an estimated 6,120 new patients in the area covered by NHS South West Lincolnshire CCG , which includes Grantham and Sleaford, were unable to secure appointments, which is 62 per cent of all new patients.The second worst area is that covered by South Lincolnshire CCG, which includes Stamford and Spalding, with 46 per cent of new patients unable to get an appointment.The British Dental Association has compiled the data after analysis of the survey. It says one in four new patients across England and Wales, an estimated one million people, not on the books with an NHS dentist, have tried and failed to secure an NHS … [Read more...] about Grantham worst area in the country for new patients to get dental appointment
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PUBLISHED: 01:00 02 February 2019 Julian ford Thousands of people are unable to get a dental appointment on the NHS in Suffolk, according to a survey commissioned by NHS England velvelvel The crisis facing new patients seeking dental treatment on the NHS in Suffolk has been laid bare after it was revealed that more than 11,000 people were unable to get an appointment. A total of 11,766 new patients in Suffolk were unable to get an appointment according to data from the 2018 GP survey.In Ipswich and east Suffolk, 6,689 people were unable to get an appointment, a quarter of all new patients.In west Suffolk, 5,077 people were unable to get an appointment, 29% of all new patients seeking an appointment.The figures have been obtained by the British Dental Association from a survey carried out by Ipsos Mori on behalf of NHS England.It provides figures for the NHS Ipswich and East Suffolk clinical commissioning group (CCG) and the NHS West Suffolk CCG.The survey … [Read more...] about Thousands of new patients unable to get dentist appointment on NHS, according to survey
The wait is over for Doctor Who fans when the show returns to our television screens tonight for a New Year's Day one-off special. The 11th series of the BBC sci-fi hit, and Jodie Whittaker's first as the Time Lord, ended earlier in December and the programme will not be back for a full run until 2020. But to keep current fans happy, and in the hope to win over another generation, there's a festive special to enjoy. Traditionally, the show's festive special is on Christmas Day, but producers pushed it back to today (Tuesday, January 1). A brief preview clip on the show's official Twitter account shows the Doctor talking about the discovery of the DNA "of the most dangerous creature in the universe". And showrunner Chris Chibnall has previously said the episode will provide "big emotion for all the family". "There's an epic scale to this adventure, we're going across time and space," he said. "There's a lot of action, there's a lot of scares, some great new characters, it's another big … [Read more...] about What time is the Doctor Who New Year’s Day special on?
Group GP appointments allowing patients to have their consultation together are being trialled across England. Sessions with up to 15 people with the same condition have been trialled at GP surgeries in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Newcastle and Berkshire, the Daily Telegraph reports. Surgeries that offer shared appointments for groups of patients with similar conditions have had “very positive” feedback, family doctors say. Some patients said they have benefited from group appointments after receiving support from other participants, the head of the Royal College of GPs (RCGP) said. Doctors are said to find the sessions effective at dealing with a variety of health issues like diabetes, arthritis and obesity as they do not have to repeat the same advice individually. Sorry, this content isn't available on your device. Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chairwoman of the RCGP, said: “We are already aware of practices that are offering … [Read more...] about Shared GP appointments allowing doctors to see patients in groups of 15 trialled across England
An aspirin a day may not keep the doctor away, new research suggests. Millions of people take a daily dose of the blood-thinning drug to help ward off heart attacks and strokes. Its benefits for patients with pre-existing heart and vascular conditions is well documented. But the results of a clinical trial suggest the ‘wonder drug’ does not help otherwise healthy patients to live longer. The study of 19,000 people said aspirin did not significantly reduce the risk of a heart attack, stroke, or extend life free of disability or dementia in healthy adults over 70. However the medicine was linked with an increased risk of serious bleeding, in line with previous findings. Lead researcher Professor John McNeil, of Monash University, Australia, said the findings show many older people may be taking aspirin “unnecessarily”. He warned the results do not apply to people with existing conditions such as a heart attack, angina or stroke, where the drug is recommended. … [Read more...] about Aspirin a day may not keep the doctor away, new research suggests