The Department of Health and Social Care is pleased to announce that the NHS dental service based at Hillside Dental Clinic on the old Noble’s Hospital site will, from 19 January 2015 be delivered by a new NHS provider, Ravat & Ray Dental Care.
Ravat & Ray Dental Care is an established provider of NHS dentistry with a number of practices throughout the UK, offering ‘personalised care and dedicated local community support’.
Minister for Health and Social Care, Howard Quayle MHK, said:
'This is good news for local residents as the provision of this new contracted service adds additional capacity for dental services in Douglas and I’m delighted that Ravat & Ray Dental Care has been chosen to work with the Department to provide NHS dentistry in this part of the Island.'
Mr Martin Weavers, Director for Ravat & Ray Dental Care said:
'This is an exciting opportunity for us and we look forward to working with the Department of Health and Social Care to provide quality NHS dentistry to our Island patients.'
Dave Kissack, Externally Commissioned Services, Department of Health and Social Care, added:
'All patients who currently attend the clinic will be advised of the change and their care will be automatically transferred to the new provider. The Department will manage the allocation of additional patients and I would urge people not to contact the practice directly.
'Anyone who has a query relating to being allocated a dentist should contact +44 1624 642662 or e-mail CommunityDental.DH@gov.im. The salaried dental staff currently working out of the Hillside clinic will be redeployed, broadening our ability to deliver our dental services to the public.'