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To: NHS England and NHS Improvement (East of England)

Toothless in Suffolk - An NHS Dentist For Everyone!

Toothless in Suffolk - An NHS Dentist For Everyone!

Fully restore local NHS dental services in Suffolk.

Why is this important?

Communities across Suffolk are suffering from NHS dentist closures and the widespread lack of accessible NHS dentistry provision.

Health inequality in Suffolk continues to rise. Patients are being put at considerable inconvenience and distress. The physical and mental pain suffered by those who are unable to find an NHS dentistry provider local to them, has all too often been matched by the financial hardships of being forced to 'go private' as practices are not taking on NHS patients.

A Campaign Group has been put together to hear testimony and urge 'NHS England and NHS Improvement (East of England)' to reinstate local NHS dentistry provision in Suffolk.

We are calling for the full restoration of NHS dentistry services in Suffolk. The NHS was founded in 1948 as a free-to-all service. We want it back!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/suffolkteeth
https://twitter.com/SuffolkTeeth

How it will be delivered

In person to the NHS England and NHS Improvement (East of England) offices in Cambridge.

Suffolk, UK

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Updates

2021-07-14 17:34:22 +0100

The comments placed below today's article on the Bury Free Press Facebook page highlight so many hardships faced by the everyday people of Suffolk.
https://www.facebook.com/BuryFreePress/posts/4393333120705577
If you want to start up a local petition, please get in touch and we can provide all the necessary petition sheets and artwork for your local town. The more noise we make, the more street stalls and visibility, the better.
You can do it Suffolk!

2021-07-08 17:38:33 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2021-07-07 08:44:05 +0100

500 signatures reached

2021-06-28 12:17:08 +0100

Thanks again for the magnificent support and encouragement the campaign received on Saturday. The Leiston street stall was visited by Helen who's an NHS dentist. She explains why, after 34 years, she's been forced to give up her profession and retire early. It's a thread of three videos that sheds a bright light on what's been going on and why dental practices are closing.
Thanks for watching: https://www.facebook.com/1449498198/videos/10223856435786027/

2021-06-08 11:32:27 +0100

The East Anglian Daily Times came down to our street stall in Leiston last Saturday. Here's their report.
https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/health/leiston-suffolk-petition-lack-of-nhs-dentists-8031120

2021-06-06 18:27:47 +0100

Hi there.
Just to let you know that we’ve passed the 100 signature mark. Incredible!
If you haven’t done so already, click on the links below - join the Facebook group, and follow us on Twitter.
Please, please, please share and tell everyone just how important this campaign is for those who are without an NHS dentist nearby.
Thanks.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/suffolkteeth
https://twitter.com/SuffolkTeeth

2021-06-05 19:36:02 +0100

100 signatures reached

2021-06-05 13:50:21 +0100

50 signatures reached

2021-06-05 10:59:19 +0100

25 signatures reached

2021-06-04 17:07:16 +0100

10 signatures reached