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85 Bupa practices under threat. Are you affected?

85 Bupa practices under threat. Are you affected?

Bupa Dental Care, one of the leading dental providers in the UK, has recently announced that it’s possible 85 of its dental practices will be cut from providing dental care. MediCruit understand 41 are earmarked for closure with 44 under review. This decision has been made due to a decline in the recruitment off staff in these locations. The 85 possible closures are set to affect around 1,200 staff across the country, with many finding alternative positions or being offered a position at other BUPA practices. It is a significant blow to the recruitment crisis currently facing the dental industry.

The recruitment crisis has been a growing concern in the dental industry for a number of years, with many practices struggling to attract and retain qualified dentists, dental hygienists, and dental nurses. The shortage of dental professionals has been attributed to several factors, including increasing workloads and targets, providing NHS treatments, lack of flexibility and incentives to stay in the profession.

Bupa Dental Care has stated that the decision to close the practices was made because patients at the affected practices were not able to access the NHS dental service they need. This highlights another issue facing the dental industry in the UK, which is the lack of access to NHS dental services for many patients. The closure of these practices will only make it more difficult for patients to access the care they need, which could lead to further health problems in the future.

The practices effected are listed below, should you be an employee or know of someone that may be affected and would like some advice, MediCruit is here to help!


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Practices earmarked for closure:

Bupa Dental Care Pontefract
Bupa Dental Care Rochdale
Bupa Dental Care York
Bupa Dental Care Bolsover
Bupa Dental Care Shildon
Bupa Dental Care Sunderland
Bupa Dental Care Harleston
Bupa Dental Care Gloucester
Bupa Dental Care Ripon
Bupa Dental Care Cleveleys
Bupa Dental Care Skegness
Bupa Dental Care Oakley Vale
Bupa Dental Care Waterlooville
Bupa Dental Care Barrow-in-Furness
Bupa Dental Care Bishop Auckland – Market Place
Bupa Dental Care Brandon
Bupa Dental Care Eye
Bupa Dental Care Stockton
Bupa Dental Care Sturry
Bupa Dental Care Bristol – St Pauls
Bupa Dental Care Wolverhampton
Bupa Dental Care Poole
Bupa Dental Care Folkestone
Bupa Dental Care Tewkesbury
Connaught Village Dentistry
Bupa Dental Care Leckhampton
Bupa Dental Care Thames Ditton
Manchester Cheadle Dental and Implant Clinic
White Dental Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton
Bupa Dental Care Holborn
Bupa Dental Care Manchester Square
Total Orthodontics Wokingham
Total Orthodontics Marlow
Total Orthodontics Camberley
Bupa Dental Care Blackpool Station Road
Bupa Dental Care Leslie
Total Orthodontics Downpatrick
Bupa Dental Care Omagh Campsie Road

Practices under review:

Bupa Dental Care Addlestone
Bupa Dental Care Ashton-in-Makerfield
Bupa Dental Care Boston
Bupa Dental Care Brampton
Bupa Dental Care Burton upon Trent
Bupa Dental Care Cove Bay
Bupa Dental Care Crewkerne
Bupa Dental Care Denbigh
Bupa Dental Care Egremont
Bupa Dental Care Erdington
Bupa Dental Care Evington
Bupa Dental Care Hereford
Bupa Dental Care Hucknall
Bupa Dental Care Kendal
Bupa Dental Care Keswick
Bupa Dental Care Kingseat
Bupa Dental Care Liskeard
Bupa Dental Care Lydney
Bupa Dental Care Marden
Bupa Dental Care Maryport
Bupa Dental Care Netherfield
Bupa Dental Care Newport Shropshire
Bupa Dental Care North Lakeland
Bupa Dental Care North Walsham
Bupa Dental Care Penge
Bupa Dental Care Penrhyn
Bupa Dental Care Plymouth
Bupa Dental Care Preston
Bupa Dental Care Redditch
Bupa Dental Care Rhyl
Bupa Dental Care Rise Park
Bupa Dental Care Rustington
Bupa Dental Care Ryde
Bupa Dental Care Seaford
Bupa Dental Care Sleaford
Bupa Dental Care Stroud
Bupa Dental Care Sutton-in-Ashfield
Bupa Dental Care Wellingborough
Bupa Dental Care Woolston
Bupa Dental Care Worcester City
Metamorphosis Orthodontics
Total Orthodontics Colwyn Bay
Total Orthodontics Wigan
Wrexham Dental Implant Clinic

Planned mergers:
Bupa Dental Care 590 Hull Holderness Road
Bupa Dental Care Southport
Bupa Dental Care Mintlaw

Reference: https://www.yourlocalguardian.co.uk/news/national/uk-today/23419350.bupa-closing-85-dental-practices-see-full-list/

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