Here's another bad story about the NHS service etc...
Basically because my brother had not not visited his dentist for over a year, they un-registered him. We had not recieved any warning of this and was only aware of the situation when he had a toothache and needed to see a dentist.
In the meanwhile he saw another dentist who was thankfully a relative (otherwise it would have been a long wait) and I rang around trying to find a new dentist for my brother. The number provided by his EX-dentist (for the LOCAL governing body of dentists) was incorrect and I was given another number to ring; after 4 DIFFERENT numbers I finally found a number which then gave me 5 local dentists (to a radius of about 10 miles out) that he would be able to register with. After ringing each of these it appeared that they were all full except for one which wouldn't accept any new patients till the end of July (a month and half wait.)
Now who thinks that they can do this?
Because surely its not hard to keep a few sheets of patient records etc, and because the last time I used a different NHS service; the doctors I was only there for a vaccination for a holiday and the doctor commented on my perfect health as I hadn't see him for 3 years.
Now the doctors are happy that you don't visit for a long time (3 years) but the dentist do and delete your records (after just 1 year!) Let's hope the opticians don't do the same as the dentist and be thankful that your previous deleted dental records aren't as important to your health as say doctors notes on what medication and operations you have had in the past.
P.S. because of the long wait to see a dentist in the UK for a toothache its appearing clear why these people travel to say Romania to see one.