Swindon NHS PCT are offering three General Dental Services practices in Swindon, an extra 28,000 units of Dental Activity per annum. The extra units come as a result of reviewing the contract activity and budget commitments for 2006/7.
Two practices are based in central Swindon (and one in North Swindon). Anne Snelgrove welcomed the decision, “People in Swindon can grin from ear to ear about this new deal from the Government – and expect their smile to be protected by the NHS.
“I was concerned at the number of people who could be treated by NHS dentists in Swindon and lobbied Ministers about the situation when I was PPS to the Secretary of State for Health. The new dental contract and extra investment in the NHS is allowing dentistry to expand inSwindon. Whilst we have a Government committed to increasing investment in the NHS we can expect more people to be treated by NHS dentists every year in Swindon.”
Anne visited parents at the Oliver Tomkins Infants and Junior School on 4 October hand out letters about the increase in services and to ask them to fill out a survey form saying that she wanted to give the dental health of children a boost. She is pictured above withSarah and David Battershall and their son Cameron.
As to whether there will or won't be a general election in the Autumn, Anne said she was in the dark and expected to hear what is being planned after the weekend.