By David Newble
Friday, September 21, 2012
PLANS for a new dental practice on the Isle of Wight, which could provide dental care for up to 5,000 patients, are due to go under the microscope next week.
The Island’s NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) is tendering for the proposed new practice that will provide flexible access to services over extended hours.
The move followed findings from the Dental Helpline, which said on 242 occasions over the last four months it was unable to find dentists who could provide routine NHS care, including check ups.
The plans will be discussed at a meeting of the Isle of Wight Council’s Health and Well Being Scrutiny Panel on Wednesday.
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by Terry Dalley
21st September 2012, at 21:18:21
Is there any need to discuss this we need dentists on the Island and that is a fact but how many and where will they be would be a good place to start if you want to talk about the situation .I am talkin NHS dentists for people who cannot afford private.
by Lee Majors
21st September 2012, at 14:25:48
Hmmmmm,, this will be interesting.Editor/moderator of these pages, can I just point out something in the news please...Your news story- "Chieftans boss the Raiders"You are missing a letter "i" in Chieftans,, it is spelt Chieftains ;-)Thank you kindly!
by Lee wild
21st September 2012, at 13:21:57
Thats all OK, but the day that UDA's (Units of dental achievment) are replaced with a new system, will the patient get a true good service from the NHS/PCT.some of you may wonder why you get a filling on each check up, for one example. The reason is, the dentist will get paid more for several treatments, rather than treat several fillings under one treatment plan. Makes sense, doesn't it?. The UDA system is open to abuse for the dentist. More points, more money. The dentist have to reach a target or they get paid pro-rata. I know one dentist who worked fairly, taking there their time for the patient but took a severe pay cut because of it. Its not the dentists fault because they want to earn a wage but the NHS or PCT lay down the rules. Its all about putting the numbers through a
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