Dentistry news UK – Has NHS dentistry reached boiling point?

Dentistry news UK - Has NHS dentistry reached boiling point?

Dr Michael Allen shares his thoughts on the current exodus of dentists who are walking away from the NHS.

‘Four in 10 dentists over the next five years would leave the NHS’

That was what was written in the one of the latest FMC news bulletins. Yes! You are not mistaken, but are you surprised?

The NHS has reached a boiling point over these last few years and it’s quite frankly due to the lack of backing from our regulators such as GDC, CQC, NHS England and, finally, the government.

The overregulation of dentistry by the mentioned organisations has led to the destruction of the profession due to the bias of siding with the patients (the unappreciative, entitled, highly demanding) rather than the professionals and has led to a shoot first ask questions later approach.

We have seen many clinicians leave due to the pressures of target-driven dentistry. This simply doesn’t allow us to provide the care necessary to each patient.


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