Posted by Joanne Mellor
Residents of a town in Northamptonshire could be set to benefit from increased oral healthcare options, as plans are afoot to open a new NHS dentist in the area.
Berkshire-based Dentalcare has submitted plans to convert an empty building in Bridge Street, Brackley into an NHS practice, reports the Banbury Guardian.
It has applied to South Northamptonshire Council to turn the site – which has been empty for the last three years – into a major new surgery.
The plans include three treatment rooms, a reception and waiting area and a sterilisation room, while the second floor would be converted into flats.
“Dentalcare is working with NHS Northamptonshire to ensure equitable access for all to high-quality NHS dentistry,” said a design and access statement for the application.
Brackley has previously been identified as an area in need of increased NHS dentistry provision.
Swanage in the south of England could also be getting a new NHS dentist after plans to open a new surgery by April this year were revealed.