Summary of report content
This briefing contains the experience-based insight gathered by Healthwatch Bristol, Healthwatch North Somerset and Healthwatch South Gloucestershire throughout the Coronavirus pandemic (March -Mid August 2020). 71 pieces of feedback were shared with them directly or gathered from closed/public groups on social media, rather than resulting from a project or survey.
They collated this briefing to highlight patients’ concerns over reduced access to non-emergency/preventative dental treatment and communication from the dental sector.
The main themes in the report are:
- Access to dentistry
- Lack of communication from practices about appointments
- Access to emergency care