If you or someone you care for use special care dental services in Somerset, then NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE and NHSI) would like to hear from you.

Healthwatch Somerset is collating the views of patients, potential patients, parents, carers and advocates to help shape future developments of special care dental services in the region.

Special care dental services focus on improving the oral health of people who have a health condition or have circumstances which prevents them from using a high street dentist.  It is these people that the NHS would like feedback from about their awareness and experience of using these services.

NHSE and NHSI are working in partnership with local Healthwatch to run focus groups and ‘speak up’ groups which aim to capture the views of those using the services or are eligible to do so.  You can also get involved by completing the online survey (now closed).

The engagement work will run until 4 October 2019.  NHSE and NHSI will then analyse the feedback, publish the findings and explain the next steps.

More information

Downloads available:

Leaflet and Poster

Easy Read Questionnaire and Easy Read Poster

If you would like further information, then please email: scwcsu.specialcaredentalsurvey@nhs.net

[Updated 11 October 2019]