Summary of report content
NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHS E&I) asked Healthwatch North Yorkshire (HWNY) to run a survey on NHS dental provision in Robin Hood’s Bay following the handing back of an NHS contract by a provider in the area.
The survey ran simultaneously with an identical one hosted by NHS E&I. The survey by HWNY was aimed at members of the public, whilst the survey run by NHS E&I was targeted to those who had lost NHS dental coverage as a result of the NHS contract being handed back.
Questions were provided by NHS E&I. The survey was hosted on HWNY’s website and ran between Thursday 1stand Friday 9thJulypromoted through HWNY’s mailing lists and social media. The survey received 45 responses.
The survey results demonstrate a strong desire for NHS services to be available in the Robin Hood’s Bay area, but also evidence willingness to travel to larger areas nearby, such as Whitby and Scarborough.