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South Lincolnshire is second worst place to find an NHS dentist

A dental survey has revealed that South Lincolnshire is the second worst place in England to to be a new patient.

A total of 7,729 new patients in this area tried and failed to get an appointment according to data from the 2018 GP survey.

Patients are struggling to find NHS places
Patients are struggling to find NHS places

The figures, which are for the NHS South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group area, were taken from a survey on behalf of NHS England.

The British Dental Association’s Vice Chair Eddie Crouch suggested high street NHS dentistry is on the brink due the difficulties dentists face.

He said: "Practices are now unable to fill vacancies, as a system of unforgiving targets pushes talented colleagues out. The result is hundreds of thousands of irregular attenders, many with poor oral health, are falling through the cracks."

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