NHS England in Cumbria is calling for people to take part in the debate about the future shape of dental services.

The NHS in England spends £3.4 billion per year on dental care, with over a million patient 'contacts' with NHS dental services each week.

The NHS England in Cumbria says the oral health of the population has been steadily improving over the past 40 years. However, access to services remains a problem in some areas.

Julie King, chair of the Cumbria Local Dental Network, said: “The call to action campaign is a great opportunity for people to express their views on dental services in Cumbria.

“It’s vital that we have a clear direction for NHS dentistry not only in our region, but nationwide, too. This call to action will help shape the future direction for dentistry, so it’s important people take part.”

For more information about how you can take part, visit www.england.nhs.uk