A survey by consumer magazine Which? has found big regional variations in the availability of NHS dental care and a continuing lack of practitioners taking on new patients.

Its research showed 36 per cent of practices are taking on new NHS patients. The areas with the highest proportion of practices doing so were the West Midlands and London, with 63 per cent and 59 per cent respectively. The lowest was the North West with just 13 per cent.

Read the figures here

A survey by consumer magazine Which? has found big regional variations in the availability of NHS dental care and a continuing lack of practitioners taking on new patients.

Its research showed 36 per cent of practices are taking on new NHS patients. The areas with the highest proportion of practices doing so were the West Midlands and London, with 63 per cent and 59 per cent respectively. The lowest was the North West with just 13 per cent.

Read the figures here