Children in Leicester have the worst rate of tooth decay in England, according to a new report. It shows the city has more than 20 per cent more 5-year olds with the problem compared to the national average.
The city's high rate of deprivation is closely linked to dental health, with children more likely to have high sugar diets and less likely to practice good dental hygiene. Sally Lockwood reports.
Dentist Dr Joyce Trail has been convicted of defrauding the NHS of £1.4 million, in one of the biggest cases of fraud the health service has ever seen.
A spokesperson for NHS Birmingham and Solihull said:
Dr. Joyce Trail, 50, has been found guilty along with her daughter Nyri Sterling,33, of conspiracy to defraud the NHS of £1.4 million.
She lived in a £1.2 million house while declaring an income of less than £50,000 a year to the Inland Revenue.
Judge Peter Carr said today