Opening HoursMonday to Thursday – 8.30am to 5.00pm (Closed between 1pm & 2pm for Lunch) Friday – 8.00am to 4.30pm (Closed between 12pm & 1pm for Lunch) Saturday: By appointment only Sunday: Closed
AddressChurch Street Dental 6A Church Street Somersham Huntingdon Cambridgeshire PE28 3EG
We are a ground floor based dental practice with wide corridors and therefore access is suitable for wheelchair users.
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In case of an emergency during the practice hours, please contact the practice immediately. We will always endeavour to see a patient on the same day.
For emergencies outside practice hours, please ring the practice telephone number for information on current arrangements.
Failed appointment policy
Every year we lose valuable surgery time because of patients failing to attend their appointments, or cancelling at short notice. This makes it more difficult for us to accommodate our patients in need of urgent treatment, for existing patients to book appointments and for new patients to register here. It also cost the surgery a considerable amount of money.
Under NHS regulations, we are unable to charge NHS patients who fail to attend for their appointments or who cancel at short notice (less than 24 hours notice is insufficient notice). A patient who fails to attend their appointment or cancels at short notice, will be sent a letter, warning them that they will lose their NHS entitlement here, if they fail to attend or cancel at short notice again within a 12 month period. In the event that a further appointment is missed or cancelled at short notice within this 12 month period, we will withdraw the offer of NHS treatment at this practice. Should they wish to remain a patient here, they will need to register here on a private basis.
Discretion may be used if there is a good reason for the appointment being missed.
As with all medical facilities, we aim to see our patients on time but due to the nature of health care, this is not always possible. However, if a patient turns up late for their appointment so that treatment cannot be carried out, this will be regarded as failing to attend.
Private Patients and NHS Patients Attending Appointments for Private Treatment
To cover the surgery running costs a charge of £1 per minute will be made for private treatment appointments that have been missed or cancelled at short notice. (For example, a missed 30 minute appointment will incur a charge of £30.)
This policy does not affect your ability to seek NHS care at another NHS practice.
Whatever your dental needs – we are here to help. For further information on our treatments, to book a consultation or routine appointment, call us today on 01487 843023. Alternatively, you are very welcome to call into our practice in person any time during our opening hours.