Dental Care Briefing for April 2021

Over the last year, we have been hearing from members of the public about their issues with dental care. Here is our Dental Care Briefing for April 2021.
Dentist with patient

We have explored the issues on dentistry that we have heard locally and our volunteers have contacted 46 dental services across Bath and North East Somerset.

Findings show:

  • Two dental practices have closed
  • Only two dental services are taking on children and young people as NHS patients
  • Of the 19 dental practices that say they have both NHS and private patients, no services are taking adults as NHS patients
  • 24 practices are providing routine appointments for patients
  • 26 practices have websites and only five dental practices offer to book online appointments for patients through their website
  •  20 practices have email, with three practices offering online booking forms

Healthwatch Dental briefing April 2021

If you need this report in a different format, please email or call 01225 232 401.

Share your experience #BecauseWeAllCare

We all appreciate the hard work of health and care staff during the pandemic. Healthcare services are now working to bounce back from COVID-19 - but they need our help. 

Share your experience in our short online survey and encourage others to do the same on social media with the hashtag #BecauseWeAllCare

Share your experience