Cash boost for NHS dentists

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SOUTH Yorkshire is to get £210,000 to give more patients access to NHS dentists, the Government has announced.

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has pledged get one million extra patients signed up with an NHS dentist across the country.

Primary Care Trusts in South Yorkshire bid to use the cash for expanding services in ways that best meet their patients’ needs.

This includes increasing the number of appointments available and providing care in people’s homes for those who can’t travel.

Mr Lansley said: “Too many people still have problems getting to see an NHS dentist.

“Giving people back their NHS dentist is a key priority of mine so I am delighted that we have been able to find more money for dentistry because of our successful programme of efficiency savings in the NHS.”