Access to NHS Dentists

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:46 pm on 12th September 2017.

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Photo of Judith Cummins Judith Cummins Opposition Whip (Commons) 10:46 pm, 12th September 2017

I thank the hon. Lady for that intervention.

As children and young people are starting off in life, with their careers, social lives, and everything else ahead of them, they are being left damaged for entirely avoidable reasons. Sadly, identifying a crisis in our health services is not a rarity, but what we see in this crisis is that it is unfairly hitting the least affluent the hardest—those who are struggling to make ends meet, and those living in working-class areas.

The BBC interviewed a Bradford resident, Nazreen Akhtar, a mother of two children. She said it had taken her five years to find a dentist who would accept both her children.