Summary of report content
Healthwatch Oldham undertook a survey on access to dentistry as they had received increasing amounts of feedback on this topic since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. The survey was completed by 67 people.
The main themes of the survey were:
- Problems in accessing NHS dentistry
- Private treatment being the only option
- People cannot afford to pay for private treatment
- Practices don’t hold waiting lists
The report has 6 recommendations to improve access to dentistry.