Herefordshire Dental Engagement

We engaged with over 675 people to gather opinions on a new approach to dental commissioning and identify key areas of importance in accessing dental care.


  • Commissioned by NHS England & NHS Improvement to engage with the public on future plans for dental care in Herefordshire .
  • Engagement took place in April & May 2022.
  • 675 responses via online survey.
  • 6 focus groups with 18 attendees.
  • Large majority of responses highlighted the significant lack of dental care in the county.
  • Highlighted serious concerns about the general state of people’s oral health, the length of time since people last saw a dentist & concerns over the cost of care.
  • In the event of a new practice opening, options for morning & evening opportunities were felt necessary & there were concerns over transport from market towns.


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