Experiences of NHS dentistry

Tell us your experience of NHS dentistry

People have been telling us about the challenges they face getting NHS dentistry.

Using your feedback we are working with the NHS Integrated Care Board in the North East and North Cumbria to help shape future services, including planning the next phase of the NHS dental recovery plan in the region.

Across the North East and North Cumbria, the local Healthwatch network is working together to tackle this important issue.

So if you live in Northumberland or anywhere else in the North East and North Cumbria region and have recent experiences with using or trying to access dental services, then share your experiences with us.

We are the independent champion for users of health and care services in Northumberland. Your responses will inform decision-makers in the North East and North Cumbria NHS Integrated Care Board (who are funding this research), service providers and partners including Local Authority Public Health teams.

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If you require a paper copy or have any questions please get in touch.

Please leave your feedback before Sunday 31 March 2024.

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6 replies
  1. Pat Stott
    Pat Stott says:

    My dentist has just gone private, previously I was able to claim cost from my health scheme but they don’t pay out for private treatment

  2. Ms jeni paul
    Ms jeni paul says:

    i am eligable for NHS dentistry as a disabled pensioner.

    my dentist who treated me on NHS for several years went private only. i have no choice but to pay as it’s impossible to find NHS treatment in Hexham. fortunately i receive PIP, without it i wouldn’t be able to access treatment.as disability means i can’t travel outside hexham to find an NHS dentist.

  3. Ms Delia Ryan
    Ms Delia Ryan says:

    I have been a patient at Amble Dental Practice for about 6 years now. I am an older NHS patient and have always had good care from them, with no problems getting regular appointments.

  4. Mary Ryan
    Mary Ryan says:

    I have been trying to get access to a NHS dentist for 10 months. There are now no NHS dentists in Berwick upon Tweed and those in towns to the South are full. Nhs dentists in Scottish Borders are not accepting new NHS patients. What are we supposed to do to access dental care?

  5. Andrea Poulter
    Andrea Poulter says:

    Not enough NHS dentists. I am happy with the surgery I use…but they are pushing for everyone to go private. As I am an NHS patient I wait longer to get an appointment. Not good if you’re in pain.

  6. Anne Humphrey
    Anne Humphrey says:

    Our NHS dentist closed their practice in Berwick upon Tweed. There are no dentists in North Northumberland accepting NHS patients and that includes their waiting list. We are currently having to pay for private treatment.

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