Skip to main content

Petition

Volume 724: debated on Tuesday 6 December 2022

Access to NHS Dental Care in Blackpool

I am pleased to present this petition on access to NHS dental care in Blackpool. It has been signed by more than 790 residents, but it is on behalf of the thousands of my constituents who are currently without an NHS dentist. It is clear that urgent reform of the current dental contract is required to incentivise dentists to practise in areas such as Blackpool.

The petition states:

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to act quickly to improve access to NHS dental care in Blackpool.

[Following is the full text of the petition:

The petition of the residents of the constituency of Blackpool South,

Declares that petitioners are concerned about the lack of access to NHS dental care in Blackpool; notes that that many residents have been unable to find an NHS Practice currently taking on new patients, leaving them unable to access routine and urgent treatment.

The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urge the Government to act quickly to improve access to NHS dental care in Blackpool.

And the petitioners remain, etc.]

[P002786]