Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Trainee dentists 'left with no job' in NHS

Despite spending more than £30m on two new dental schools to increase the numbers of dental graduates and boost access to NHS dentistry there are too few training places for them to ensure they can work in the health service, it has emerged.
It costs £250,000 to put each graduate through dental school and around 100 have been left without a place on the postgraduate training course which is compulsory for them to work in the NHS.
Their only option is to enrol in a private postgraduate course which means they will not be able to work in the NHS or leave the country and practice elsewhere.

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