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Keighley out-of-hours emergencies under review
7:00am Friday 22nd February 2013 in News
Keighley people who required urgent out-of-hours dental care are being asked for their views to help shape future services.
Current contracts, managed by the primary care trusts, come to an end in March next year.
Now NHS bosses, who have the task of planning a new service for the whole of West Yorkshire, are seeking feedback on people’s experiences.
Dentist David Wood, who is heading the project, said: “We are really keen to hear from people to ensure we create the right service for the future.
“There are benefits to having a West Yorkshire-wide service for patients, and these will include increased choice. People will no longer be limited to accessing the service in their own district, for example Bradford and Airedale. This could be an advantage if you live and work in different areas and need to see a dentist urgently.
“We are asking residents to let us know their views before April 26. These will then be assessed, along with information about clinical quality and financial sustainability, to plan the new service.”
Further information and a questionnaire are available at bradford.nhs.uk/get-involved/current-consultations/unplanned-or-urgent-dental-services-consultation/ or call 01484 464025 for a printed version.