It is near enough impossible for new patients to get an appointment with an NHS Dentist in Dewsbury constituency, it has been revealed.
During a health questions session in parliament on Tuesday, MP for Dewsbury, Paula Sherriff asked the Health Minister Alistair Burt:
“A vast number of my constituents have advised that they are unable to obtain a dental appointment. Enquiries reveal that there is not a single NHS dentist in the Dewsbury constituency which is accepting new patients.”
“Will the Minister agree to meet with me as soon as possible to discuss how we can resolve this unacceptable situation?”
The minister accepted Sherriff’s request.
Sherriff later commented: “It isn’t acceptable that in this day and age so many people are struggling to get access to dental care. I am pleased the minister has agreed to meet with me and intend to push them for answers on how we move forward on this issue.”