Research reveals over 2 million adults in England unable to see NHS dentist

    New research has revealed that one in six adults in Bradford are going without dental care, making the district’s ratio of people missing out on dental care one of the highest in the country.

    According to the research published by the BBC, more than 2 million adults in England are unable to see an NHS dentist.

    Speaking on the issue, British Dental Association leader Dave Cottam said there was a "perfect storm" of underfunding, failed contracts and recruitment problems.

    Mr Cottam went on to stress just how widespread the issue has become, saying: "These access problems are no longer affecting a few 'hotspots', but are now the reality for millions across every English region.

    "The public are entitled to access care, but the system is stacked against them.

    "Those losing out are the patients who need us most. The next government owes it to them to ensure this service has a future."

    The report explained that the severity of the issue varied across different areas of England, but identified Bradford, Brighton, Cornwall and parts of Kent, Surrey, Norfolk and London as having the worst levels of access.

    However, in light of the issue NHS England said it was "actively working" with local areas to better understand what was causing problems.

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