Registering with the Doctor

By SPP Reporter

As soon as possible after moving into their quarter it is the responsibility of every family to register with the Doctor. The nearest Surgery to Chicksands is Shefford Health Centre, Robert Lucas Drive, Hitchin Road, Shefford, SG17 5FS

Monday-Friday 0800-1800hrs. Phone for appointments Tel: 01462 810034 for enquiries Tel: 01462 818620

Chicksands Dental Centre Telephone Numbers:

Military Personnel Only: Tel: 01462 752166

Out of Hours Treatment

All military personnel who require treatment for Non-Emergency illness or injury outside of normal working hours should contact the MPGS on 01462 752333 who will give the relevant telephone numbers for the NHS.

In the event of a Medical Emergency outside of normal working hours, a responsible person should dial 999 and ask for an ambulance. Once called, the MPGS must be informed so they can have the security barrier ready for the arrival of the ambulance.

Dental Treatment for Families

Unfortunately, the Army Dental Service is unable to provide treatment for families in the UK. Once you are settled in your quarter, it is important that you register your family with a dentist. To find nearest NHS dentist visit

Please be aware that dentists are not full-time employees of the National Health Service and do not have to accept all patients for NHS treatment. Ensure when you make your appointment and then again at the first visit that you make it clear that you would like to be accepted as an NHS patient.

NHS dental care is normally free for:
Children up to their 18th birthday
Students in full time education up to their 19th birthday
Expectant mothers and mothers of babies up to one year old.

The dentist will discuss how much your treatment will cost after the initial examination. There is a limit to what you can be asked to pay for NHS treatment.

The nearest dentist to Chicksands is:

Dr Dipak Lakhani, 26 High Street, Shefford.

His number is Tel: 01462 814020.

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