North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson has called on the NHS to re-open a dental surgery in Camelford.
Mr Rogerson was speaking on the day that an NHS survey was launched (17th December) asking residents in the town and the surrounding areas where they go to see a dentist, and the quality of the service they receive.
NHS England say that the responses from the survey will be used to plan dental services in the area, and to make sure that the NHS is meeting the needs of local people.
Dan commented, “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 or Wadebridge to see a dentist.
“The survey launched this week is a step in the right direction. It’s important that as many people as possible in the area fill it out, so that the NHS know the scale of the problem and just how far residents are having to travel to see a dentist. When the results are published, I hope that the information will allow us to convince the NHS that we need to bring back a dentist to Camelford.”
NHS England’s anonymous survey only takes a few minutes and needs to be completed by Friday, 30th January.
It is available online at NHS England’s website:
Residents who don’t have access to the internet can request a hard copy by contacting Dan Rogerson MP on 01566 777123 or by writing to him at 4 Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8BQ.