Sleaford

New Sleaford dental practice plans submitted

Plans have been submitted for a new NHS-contracted dental practice in Sleaford as part of a £3.4 million investment.

The plans for 86a Southgate in Sleaford request a change of use of the building from financial services to a dental surgery.

The applicant is JDSP Dental Limited, the organisation mentioned in a recent NHS England announcement about several new practices opening in Lincolnshire, including Boston, Lincoln and Spalding.

The practice will open for urgent and routine dental care from 8am-8pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

It says: “The new use will bring extra footfall to the area over a longer working day than retail services in the town.

“This proposal will improve health outcomes and reduce inequalities in priority areas.”

No changes are planned to the exterior of the build, however, new an application for new signage will be made.

Making an announcement about the funding in July, Di Pegg, Head of Primary Care for NHS England in Lincolnshire, said: “Overall, the fact that we are delivering a significant increase in the availability of NHS dental treatment throughout Lincolnshire will come as welcome news for thousands of local people, who from January 2019 will find it much easier to benefit from routine, urgent and out-of-hours NHS dental care closer to where they live.”

The new contracts from NHS England will see £3.4million-a-year spent on local dental care, with three further new practices in Lincoln, Spalding and Boston promised, along with the replacement for the NHS Dental Practice at Johnson Community Hospital in Pinchbeck.

The new services will come into effect from January 2019, and treat around 40,000 patients a year.

 

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