Healthwatch Cumbria has been asked to share the following communication from Leanne Fawcett at NHS England regarding the provision of NHS dental services in Appleby.
“As you are aware we have recently undertaken a formal re-procurement process for a new general dental services contract in Appleby.
I am very pleased to be able to inform you that this process was successful and a contract has been awarded.
The new practice will be called The Appleby NHS Dental Practice and will be located in Shire Hall, Appleby. The mobilisation plan is for the Practice to be open on 1 August 2018 and information as to how patients can register with the new Practice will be made available in due course.
At present, the Practice does not exist so it is not possible to give any details as to how patients can register at this time.
Many thanks for your support and cooperation during this process.
Primary Care Business Manager (Cumbria, Hartlepool, Redcar and Cleveland Dental).
NHS England Cumbria and the North East