I found this very worrying article by Rachel Burnett in Monday’s I, for the 2nd October 2017. Entitled ‘NHS dentistry facing ‘existential crisis’ with majority set to leave, it reads
More than half of dentists are planning to leave the NHS within the next five years, a survey has found.
A study by the British Dental Association (BDA) has revealed that around 58 per cent want to move on, mostly to private work. Others want to go overseas, retire or to move out of dentistry.
It also found that 53 per cent of young and newly qualified NHS dentists, aged under 35, plan to leave.
Henrik Overgaard, BDA chairman of General Dental Practice, called for government reforms to avoid a “crisis”.
He said: “These young dentists are the backbone of the dental workforce, and losing them at the start of their careers raises existential questions about the future of…