From the 6th September 2005 this practice
is working with the Denbigshire and Conwy Local Health Boards
and the NHS nationally to improve the way NHS dental care is
organised. This is ahead of changes to all NHS dental practices
that will take place by April 2006. This will reform the
arrangements for NHS dental care, which have remained largely
unaltered since 1948.
Our commitment to you will continue. We
will endeavour to make the changes as smooth as possible but we
ask for your patience, understanding and cooperation.
The Changes and what it Means for You
main changes will be the way practices are organised.
should not notice any major changes. We will continue to
offer all necessary NHS dental care and choices of
treatments in addition to NHS care.
will remain registered with the practice for your care.
access to necessary urgent care will be improved.
will continue to pay for your care, with the Government
co-funding 20% of the costs of your necessary care, but this
may change in April 2006. Exempt and remitted groups will
still be able to receive free dental care or help with the
cost of their dental care.
dentist will advise you when you should come again for a
check up. In the past this was normally every six months,
for most patients this will be a year from now on, but if
you have a worry or problem you can of course come at any
We will keep you informed of
We always welcome feedback, if you have
any comments or worries please speak to any member of staff
or write to us if you wish to. If you need more help you may
contact Denbighshire Local Health Board, Conwy Local Health
Board or the Practice Manager.
- We may, later this year, write to you and ask for your
views on how the service is working