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NHS dentist waiting list reaches 2,000 in Penzance

Posted by Yvonne Wallace

Some 2,000 people in a Cornwall town are on the waiting list for an NHS dentist in the area, even though a new practice recently opened in the region.

Penzance residents are being forced to cope without dental care provision, with West Cornwall MP Andrew George calling on local authorities to do something about the situation.

Speaking to the Cornishman newspaper, he explained there is a perception Truro gets the best healthcare and the rest of the county is left behind.

“I was recently advised by the trust that there are now no waiting lists for an NHS dentist in Truro, however, in Penzance, thousands of people still have to wait,” he told the news provider.

The Isle of Wight’s head of primary care Caroline Morris, responsible for commissioning dental services, recently explained some island residents will lose their NHS dentist as a result of a shake-up of services, reported the Isle of Wight County Press.

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