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Statement: NHS Birmingham and Solihull on dentist guilty verdict

Dentist Dr Joyce Trail has been convicted of defrauding the NHS of £1.4 million, in one of the biggest cases of fraud the health service has ever seen.

A spokesperson for NHS Birmingham and Solihull said:

We are pleased with the outcome of the trial. Dr Trail’s NHS contract has been terminated by NHS Birmingham and Solihull and provisional arrangements have been put in place for patients at the practice to continue to receive NHS dentistry within the Handsworth area.

However, we would urge any former patient of Dr Trail who requires an NHS Dental appointment to contact our Patient Advice Liaison Service (PALS) on 0121 255 0707 or 0121 713 8800 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

– NHS Birmingham and Solihull