Pickering meeting highlights need for action on dentistry issues

I was pleased to meet with Dr. Isobel Greenstreet at Pickering Dental Health Practice and appreciate being able to see the practice in action. We discussed the sustainability of NHS dentist services, the difficulty of recruitment and the important of more locally-based training opportunities.

As constituents will know, I met with Minister Caulfield last month to raise the broader issue of the backlog of patients waiting to be seen by NHS dentists in North Yorkshire. She agreed to chase NHS commissioners in both areas about the delays in appointments and treatments that constituents are facing.

I look forward to hearing more news from the Minister that I will be able to share with dental health practices across our constituency.