Healthcare hubs

Allowing people access to mental health resources in their area. Allowing those with dental pain to be able to see a dentist (dental pain is unbearable) Setting up a helpline for people who are unsure if they need to see a GP (non covid related) People are being left in pain with the closure of dentists and although some say they will give advice on the phone, they are not even answering. Elsewhere people do not want to unnecessarily go to a GP, however they really need to.

Why the contribution is important

People knowing that help is available if they need it eases a lot of anxiety and worry. Thinking that there is no access to a dentist for pain relief from tooth issues, or someone to speak to if you are lonely or have mental health issues can ramp up anxiety even more

by Sarahj on May 05, 2020 at 02:22PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.8
Based on: 29 votes


  • Posted by Islander May 05, 2020 at 18:27

    Apsolutely essential we need Dentists up and running there is only so much pain you can take
  • Posted by AMac May 06, 2020 at 06:51

    Also the NHS is running currently on an emergency only basis storing up other issues that are not classed as urgent. Access to face to face care via GPs, dentists and specialist doctors or services should be prioritised. This should come before anything else ie. opening up workplaces, access to leisure facilities, shops.
  • Posted by AlexMD May 06, 2020 at 21:49

  • Posted by Ann56 May 06, 2020 at 22:43

    Other NHS services need to resume, people require to see gps and dentists and other allied health professionals
  • Posted by Cmnotzs May 10, 2020 at 10:33

    GPs have never been closed - they have limited some services but it is untrue that only emergency response has been available. I have continued to receive care throughout Lockdown for follow up after an RTA using phone consults; e-mail to get fitnotes for my employer as a key worker and prescriptions sent direct to pharmacy.
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