It was great to be able to catch up with Rebecca, Julie and the rest of the team at Throckley’s No.1 Victoria Terrace Dental Clinic earlier today.
They are taking part in Metro Radio’s #SuperheroDay to raise funds for the charity Cash For Kids (hence the costumes…), and – as ever – have teamed up with other local organisations, including Throckley Primary School, Throckley Community Hall and the neighbourhood police team, to do so.
I’ve worked closely with the practice since they first contacted me back in 2014 after the NHS contract held by the previous surgery was ended. This left thousands of local residents without an NHS dentist, and I, the team and the surgery’s patients campaigned for many, many months to get NHS dentistry reinstated in Throckley.
Our persistence paid off and it was a proud moment to be able to officially re-open the clinic as a refurbished, fully accessible, NHS dentist last summer.