Health watchdog to focus on dental care in west Norfolk

Healthwatch Norfolk chairman William Armstrong. Picture: Denise Bradley

Healthwatch Norfolk chairman William Armstrong. Picture: Denise Bradley - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2012

Parents and carers in West Norfolk are being asked their views on the dental care of young people as part of the latest initiative from the region's health watchdog.

Healthwatch Norfolk is exploring NHS dental care for children and young people in the area and would like to hear from parents or guardians of anyone under 18 about how accessible they find services as well as their experiences of using them.

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Surveys have already been distributed to a number of local schools, along with visits to key events at libraries in King's Lynn, Gaywood, Hunstanton and Downham Market.

Further supporting events will be held throughout West Norfolk this week at the following times and locations:

• Monday, January 22, at Lynn Sport from 4pm to 8pm.

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• Tuesday, January 23, at Swaffham Library from 10am to 12.30pm.

• Wednesday, January 24, at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.

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• Thursday, January 25, at Providence Street Community Centre from 9.30am to 12.00pm. Then at Dersingham Library from 2pm to 4.30pm.

Healthwatch Norfolk chairman, William Armstrong, said: 'Healthwatch can only act on what the public tell us, so regardless of whether you have something to say about dental care specifically or any other service, please do take the opportunity to share your views with us.'

Anyone can provide feedback to Healthwatch on any local health and social care service at any time by visiting

This includes pharmacies, GPs and NHS dentists, as well as all hospital, mental health, community health, care homes and other social care services.

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