NHS dental patients 'face 90-mile trip', union claims

NHS dental patients 'face 90-mile trip', union claims
 

Some patients face a 90-mile round trip to see an NHS dentist, according to the British Dental Association (BDA) Wales.
It said the number of people treated by NHS dentists was capped so people in places like Aberystwyth had to travel further to get appointments.
Builth Wells, Powys, recently lost its NHS practice. Jeremy Pugh, a local councillor, said "people are getting to the stage of desperation."
The Welsh Government said it was committing extra funding to dentists.
Figures show 15% of Welsh NHS dental clinics accepted new adult patients last year, with 28% taking on new... read more

 
27 September 2018 in Health, Views: 43
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