Re-opening an NHS dentist in Camelford must be a priority, says Dan Rogerson.
Hundreds of residents completed a survey being run by the NHS in December and January to ask people in Camelford and the surrounding areas where they go to see a dentist. The responses are currently being analysed by NHS England and will be used to plan dental services in the area so that the needs of local people are being met.
Along with local Liberal Democrat Cornwall Councillors Rob Rotchell (Camelford) and Glenton Brown (Tintagel and Boscastle), Dan Rogerson has been campaigning to bring an NHS dentist back to Camelford.
Mr Rogerson has collected scores of signatures from residents in Camelford, Delabole, Tintagel, Boscastle, St Teath and the surrounding villages and hamlets on a petition which he hopes will help to persuade the NHS to bring a dental surgery back to Camelford.
Dan Rogerson said:
“When the former Highfield Dental Practice closed back in 2012, I worked with residents and local councillors to urge the NHS to take action and to see if a new dentist could be found. Unfortunately a solution couldn’t be agreed, and since then people have had to travel to Bude, Bodmin, Wadebridge or even as far as Liskeard to see a dentist.”
“Residents and local councillors worked hard to get the NHS to carry out the recent survey into the provision of dental services in Camelford – but it is important that NHS England don’t kick this issue into the long grass and delay making a decision.
“That’s why I have been running a petition to urge the NHS to bring back a dental surgery to Camelford. I have now submitted the petition to NHS England, and will continue to campaign to re-open a dentist Camelford and to improve NHS services across North Cornwall if I am re-elected as local MP.”