PLANS by the South Cliff Dental group to open a new NHS practice in Westbury High Street have been delayed.

The mayor of Westbury, Cllr Mike Sutton, was due to have opened the new surgery at 6 High Street on Monday but the event was cancelled.

The practice is expected to take on NHS patients after the White Horse Dental Practice located in the White Horse Health Centre lost its contract to provide services to NHS patients after June 26.

South Cliff Dental group, based in Eastbourne, and Crawley, West Sussex, has been asked to comment but so far none has been received.

The firm is promising to provide 300 extra NHS places.

Further NHS dentists in the town include Delicate Dentistry, Dentalcare Limited and Haynes Road Dental.

An NHS England spokesman said: “We are pleased to announce that Dumbledore Ltd, part of the South Cliff Dental group has been awarded the contract to provide NHS dental services in Westbury.

“As part of our commitment to improve access to NHS dental services in Wiltshire, the contract will enable approximately 300 additional patients to receive NHS dental treatment each year.

“Full detail on all NHS Dental Practices can be found at or by calling NHS 111.”

If you have any comments please contact the NHS England Contact Centre 0300 311 22 33.

Full details can be found or to search for a local dentist by visiting the NHS Website or by calling NHS 111.