Letter: Dentist still NHS

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Dentist still NHS

Sir: Your report "NHS dentist earns pounds 604,000" (15 January) quotes Gordon Prentice MP: "The town where I live [Barnoldswick] doesn't have a single NHS dentist."

Mr Prentice seems to have forgotten that NHS dentistry is still available at this surgery here in Barnoldswick. We have more than 5,000 active NHS- registered patients and despite the antics of politicians - reduced registration period from two years to 15 months and reduction in items of treatment available - we will continue to strive to provide a quality NHS dental service.

EDWARD LOWERY

PAUL H HADFIELD

Barnoldswick, Lancashire

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