Chris Huhne MP has officially launched a new NHS dental practice on Chamberlayne Road in Eastleigh. Operated by Genix Healthcare, The new practice provides access to NHS dentistry for more than 5,500 local people. It will be staffed by four full time dentists, employing 11 staff in total, and offer routine NHS dental care for all patients as well as emergency care.
Chris Huhne MP was joined by local dignitaries including The Mayor of Eastleigh
Councillor Wayne Irish, Councillor Anne Winstanley and Natalie Jones, Head of Dental Commissioning for Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of White and Portsmouth PCT’s.
Sian Nelson-Jones, Clinical Director at Genix Healthcare gave guests a tour of new state-of-the-art facilities in the clinic which departs from the traditional dental practice layout with a unique Hollywood themed backdrop to ease client comfort. She also revealed plans to take on new dental apprentices in the region as a part of its national programme to recruit nationwide.
“This is the first major apprenticeship initiative by a dental corporate and helps to address the growing number of young people seeking work where more than a third of those currently unemployed are under 25 years old. We are committed to provide an exceptional standard of dental care but also support job creation in the Eastleigh area.”
After viewing the clinic and meeting staff Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne said:
“This is a fantastic new facility for the people of Eastleigh. We have spent quite a few years campaigning to make sure local people could have better access to NHS dentistry and this is great credit to the local PCT. Genix Healthcare is a good partner that is able to deliver a first class service and take on a significant number of new NHS funded patients. Apprenticeships is something close to my heart and I am delighted to see Genix making such a major commitment to train young people in our area.”
The Eastleigh Genix Healthcare practice offers routine NHS dental care for all patients and emergency care. Patients wishing to express an interest in receiving NHS dental care at this practice should call 81781496.