NHS dentists are required by the NHS to indicate on their NHS profile on the NHS website if they are accepting new NHS patients. We check the NHS website daily to see which dentists are accepting new NHS patients.
If you have searched for dentists near you accepting new NHS patients, and a dentist on your list tells you they are not currently accepting new patients, then please politely ask them to update and correct their NHS profile online.
We will then automatically detect the change within 24-48 hours. There is no need to contact us to let us know.
You can try calling the next practice on your list, or checking the practices on your list that started accepting new patients within the last two weeks.
If you are feeling frustrated that your local NHS dentists are not accepting new patients then you should use your power to improve access to NHS dentistry by writing to your MP and NHS England.