Tuesday, 23 October 2018

UK has 'hostile environment' to accessing the dentist as 380,000 people visit GP with dental problems every year, study finds

UK has 'hostile environment' to accessing the dentist as 380,000 people visit GP with dental problems every year, study finds GPs see 380,00 patients a year with dental problems, a study has found, as ministers are urged to end the 'hostile environment' to accessing a dentist in the UK.

The new study, published in the British Journal of General Practice, warned that GP appointments for dental problems are "often not an effective or efficient use of resources”, with the result being that pressure is “piled on overstretched GPs who are simply unequipped to help.” The Daily Telegraph

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