Contact local dentists

Many people are struggling to get dentist appointments.

First contact your usual dentist to see if they have any appointments available.

If you can’t get an appointment there, check NHS Find a Dentist. After entering your postcode, you will see a list of your local dental surgeries. Click on a surgery name to see if they are accepting new patients.

NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board

If you still cannot find a dentist accepting NHS patients, you can call NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board (NHS BSOL) on 0121 203 3313.

If you have any urgent dental needs, you can always call NHS 111 who will direct you to urgent NHS dental care.

We hope that the above information helps in accessing the relevant services to meet patients’ needs, however if you need any further assistance, please contact with any specific enquiries.

Oral Health Foundation

You can also contact the Oral Health Foundation, a charity for those looking to seek advice, help and reassurance about their oral health and wellbeing. Call their dental helpline on 01788 539780 or email

Contact Healthwatch Birmingham

If you do not manage to access dental care then please let us know by emailing: Your feedback will be used to help us improve this issue.

NHS services

How to register with a GP

A General Practitioner (or GP) provides what is called primary care.

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Getting a referral

When you need specialist NHS support, like hospital tests or treatment, you often need a referral from your GP first. 

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Getting urgent or emergency care

If you need quick help for a medical problem, there are different routes depending on whether the issue is an emergency or urgent.

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How a pharmacy can help

Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals who can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for various minor illnesses.

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Using the NHS app

You can access a range of NHS services from your smartphone, tablet and other devices using the NHS app.

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Getting an NHS interpreter

It is your right to have a professional interpreter help you at every stage of your healthcare journey.

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