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Dental Services

Part of Department of Health – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 7th March 2006.

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Photo of Paul Truswell Paul Truswell Labour, Pudsey 2:30 pm, 7th March 2006

Is not one of the immediate problems about the supply of NHS dentists the fact that those who opt out of the service are writing to patients inviting them to opt into a Denplan contract on a first-come, first-served basis, before those patients know whether there will be any NHS re-provision in the area? Would that not have been prevented if the cut-off date for agreeing the contract had been somewhat earlier?