Pain of search for NHS dentist


I returned to Lancaster in November 2013 and from January have tried to find an NHS dentist. After several attempts I was told in March that there is a waiting list which is about 12 months and has a thousand or thousands on it.

I contacted the Department of Health who stated: “NHS dental treatment should be available to all who need it”.

I also contacted Mr Eric Ollerenshaw MP in January and he said he would make inquiries. I have since contacted Mr Ollerenshaw again and visited him in March about the subject but he has failed to get back to me.

We pay our taxes and national insurance contributions and would be in trouble if we didn’t but if you need a NHS dentist in Lancaster you cannot get one and no one seems to be willing to make NHS dentists available in Lancaster.

David Atkinson

Ashford Close