Brindley Heath Parish Council

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Brindley Heath Parish Council supports the interests of residents living in the beautiful rural landscape of forest and heathland known as Cannock Chase

How are your dental services in Rugeley?

People living and working in Rugeley are being asked to share their views about local dental services. Thoughts and comments are being sought ahead of an exercise to buy dental services in the town

NHS England is specifically looking at the dental services provided at 17 Horsefair, Rugeley.  Due to a change in circumstances at the existing practice, it needs to complete a procurement exercise to decide who will provide dental services from that or an alternative location in the future.

Rebecca Woods, Head of Public Health and Primary Care for NHS England North Midlands is based in Rugeley She said: “We buy dental services on behalf of local people and we want to know what’s important, what works well and what we could improve. We are making every effort to ensure that everyone who wants to share their views knows about the project and provide them with a number of ways to let us know their thoughts.”

NHS England wants to hear from local people about the dental services and treatment they currently receive; and expect to receive in the future. It is interested in everyone’s views whether you are a current patient at 17 Horsefair or not.  The practice at 17 Horsefair is an important part of the provision of dental services within Rugeley, and understanding the dental services within the town as a whole is key to understanding how that dental surgery should be designed for the future.

Its short online survey, available at: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/survey/rugeley-dental takes just a few minutes to complete. It asks how likely you are to recommend your dental practice to friends and family; how happy you are with appointment times, facilities and whether you are treated with dignity and respect; and how happy you are with the information you’re given about the treatment you need and how much it costs?

It’s asking for surveys to be completed by Wednesday, 8 April, so that it can consider the findings carefully and ensure that the services it buys in the future meet the needs of local people.

Printed surveys are also available at venues across Rugeley. These include Rose Theatre, Rugeley Library and the Sheepfair Community Centre and can be posted back to the team for free. Alternatively you can call the Rugeley office on 0113 825 3712 or email: england.rugeley_dental@nhs.net and ask for a survey to be sent to you.