Luke Pollard and Rob Witton with pupils at Laira Green Primary School
Luke Pollard and Rob Witton with pupils at Laira Green Primary School
Every child should have access to an NHS dentist, but the current government is failing to deliver this vital service. It is no secret that it is is getting harder and harder to get an NHS dental appointment in Plymouth.
I have been working hard with Plymouth City Council’s Dental Taskforce to see how we can make a difference locally, and I am pleased to say that NHS dental appointments are now set to be offered to children at Laira Green Primary School.
This is through an expansion of a new innovative pilot scheme run by our industry-leading Peninsula Dental School. I recently visited Laira Green Primary School to mark the announcement (pictured) alongside Rob Witton, CEO of the Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise.
This means kids who can’t get an NHS dentist locally can now get treatment for free at the dental school. It’s a superb initiative which shows that even with a government on go slow, we can make a difference locally.
I have also launched a new dental survey to hear from families in Plymouth about their experiences of dentistry in the city. Please complete the survey linked and share with friends and relatives in Plymouth so I can make an even stronger case to Ministers that they must do better and prioritise fixing NHS dentistry.
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