Last year my wife and I arrived at our NHS dentist in Kendal to be told that, as they were not taking NHS patients in future, we should look elsewhere for treatment.

Each month since then I have had to 'phone around the few remaining practices in the Kendal area who say they are open to taking new NHS clients. Each month I am told there are no vacancies. People must never leave their dentists in Kendal, it seems!

Please can these dental practices do one of two things: either start a practice waiting list so that this monthly ritual of 'phone calls can come to an end or, if this is the case, say that they will not take new NHS patients at all.

M.G. Marvin