Mydentist reveals plans to close Taunton surgery

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One of the UK’s largest dental chains, mydentist, has revealed plans to close one of its Taunton surgeries.

Patients who are registered at the clinic in The Crescent have been sent a letter detailing information about the planned closure and health bosses are already on the lookout for a new NHS provider. Patients have also been advised to consider joining the register at one of the company’s other practices. Clinics are located in Canon Street and Cheddon Road and places are currently available.

In the letter, representatives from mydentist stated that the running costs are too high to keep the surgery in business. Patients have been advised to contact alternative NHS dental providers and the chain apologised for any inconvenience caused by the closure. A spokesperson said that it had not been easy to make the call and the decision was not taken lightly.

The clinic expects to complete all current courses of treatment by the planned closure date at the end of October, but any patients who are undergoing treatment will be able to seek treatment at other mydentist clinics in the event of a course of treatment not being completed in time.

A spokeswoman from NHS England confirmed that mydentist wished to terminate the contract and stated that a review into services in Taunton will be carried out to ensure that local patients have access to NHS treatment. Anybody who has any questions about the service or the closure of The Crescent clinic is advised to contact the Somerset Dental Helpline. Details of practices that are offering NHS places are also available on the NHS Choices website.

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