In May the ADG published a new report highlighting the recruitment crisis in NHS dentistry and the parts of England at most risk of becoming “dental deserts” without government action. The top 10 parts of England identified with the lowest number of NHS dentists per 100,000 of population were:
North Lincolnshire CCG 32 NHS dentists (per 100,000 population)
North East Lincolnshire CCG 37 NHS dentists
East Riding of Yorkshire CCG 37 NHS dentists
Lincolnshire CCG 38 NHS dentists
Norfolk & Waveney CCG 38 NHS dentists
North Staffordshire CCG 40 NHS dentists
Portsmouth CCG 42 NHS dentists
Halton CCG 42 NHS dentists
Stoke on Trent CCG 43 NHS dentists
NE London CCG 43 NHS dentists
Other areas of the country struggling to provide access to NHS dentistry in the “Top 20” include the Isle of Wight, Cornwall, Thurrock in Essex and Kent and the Medway towns.
With a joint foreword by Peter Aldous, MP for Waveney who represents one of the hardest hit parts of the country and ADG Chair Neil Carmichael, the paper proposes “six to fix” policy recommendations for Government to solve the crisis in access to dentistry in its pamphlet.
You can read the full report here