More money promised to attract dentists to Portsmouth

24 February 2020 – BBC News

Dentists are being offered more money to work in Portsmouth after a raft of dental surgery closures in the city.

Three surgeries closed last year, citing recruitment difficulties, leaving thousands of residents without an NHS dentist.

The NHS said increased payments and extended contracts would help make it “more attractive” for dentists.

Applications for new dental providers are due to close at the end of March. NHS England said it was expecting to have chosen new providers by June.


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