Three focus groups were held during June 2021 and a survey was hosted on Healthwatch North Yorkshire's website between 29th June and 6th July.
The survey questions were developed in collaboration between NHSE&I and Healthwatch North Yorkshire, and were used across both the focus groups and the survey.
Thirteen members of the public attended the focus groups, and we received 197 valid responses to the survey.
The results demonstrate a strong desire for NHS dentistry in the area. Respondents made it clear that they wanted accessible, affordable, friendly, and regular dentistry.
Response from NHS England and NHS Improvement
NHSE&I values all the efforts of those who took the time to be involved in the Robin Hood’s Bay and Scarborough surveys and focus groups and have taken the views and wishes into consideration for the future commissioning of services in these areas.
Temporary provision has already been established in the Eastfield Ward of Scarborough whilst the wider procurement exercise is underway and the specifications for both areas are currently being finalised, taking on board the feedback received from this work.