We are pleased at how well our collaboration with Peterborough City Hospital has worked since August 2018. This is for the provision of consultant orthodontic services for those NHS hospital patients requiring complex orthodontics for dentofacial deformity problems. In particular, this involves Dr Cousley undertaking both the surgery-related orthodontic treatment and surgical planning for patients requiring orthognathic (jaw repositioning) surgery by the Maxillofacial surgical team.
While this arrangement has worked extremely well and benefited dozens of NHS hospital patients it is regrettably likely to cease by May 2020. This decision is being made for NHS contract (not clinical) reasons by the commissioning body, NHS England, and the Priestgate Clinic is not involved in discussions on future consultant orthodontic arrangements in Peterborough. NHS England will be responsible for the on-going care of all current NHS orthodontic patients and ought to inform patients directly of their arrangements.