The image is all on a dark blue background. At the top is the World Oral Health Day logo. Underneath are the words: Share your experience or contact us for information and signposting about local dentist services. An icon of a tooth is to the left. To the bottom right of the image is the Healthwatch Surrey logo with a curve in pink above it.

World Oral Health Day – share your experience

20th March 2024

Today is World Oral Health Day, which aims to empower people with the knowledge, tools and confidence to secure good oral health. It’s a global event but is also an important local issue we feel passionate about here at Healthwatch Surrey.

That’s because we’ve heard from lots of you who are struggling to access the dental care you need and don’t know where to turn.

The Government’s long awaited NHS Dental Recovery Plan was launched on 7 February. Supported by £200m of funding, the plan aims to deliver more than 1.5 million additional NHS dentistry treatments or up to 2.5 million NHS dental appointments for patients over the next 12 months. Healthwatch England have published their response to this plan – What the new dental recovery plan means for you | Healthwatch

What is your experience of NHS dental services locally? We’d love to hear from you. We champion the voice of local people to get the best from health and social care services – Your feedback (good and bad!) really can help to shape, improve, and change local services. You can also contact us for information and signposting about local health and social care services. Get in touch today!