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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services (10 Jun 2021)

Jo Churchill: ...rolling out a supervised toothbrushing scheme in more pre-school and primary school settings in England. We are also taking steps through the Health and Care Bill to make it easier to expand water fluoridation schemes so that more of the population can benefit from this clinically and cost-effective intervention. The Government’s sugar reduction programme will also have a positive effect...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Fluoride: Drinking Water (3 Jun 2021)

Rachael Maskell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the planned timescale is for adding fluoride to all drinking water.

NHS Dentistry: Waveney (25 May 2021)

Jo Churchill: ...of standards of education and so on, things are a bit simpler. On making sure that we can expand schemes, subject to funding being secured and consulted on, I want to look at the expansion of fluoridated water. As my hon. Friend said, it is one of the simplest ways that we can improve oral health intervention, and we could significantly improve children’s health across the country. It is...

Oral Health and Dentistry: England — [Hannah Bardell in the Chair] (25 May 2021)

Jo Churchill: ...We need to work together, so that there is more supervised tooth brushing but also more parental guidance, so that parents can help their children to have healthy oral hygiene. I want to see water fluoridation, which has been in some parts of England for decades, rolled out. I heard my hon. Friend the Member for Isle of Wight (Bob Seely) argue that his constituency would be a good test...

A Plan for the NHS and Social Care (19 May 2021)

Paul Beresford: Mr Deputy Speaker, with your ceiling of three minutes, I am going to focus on one aspect of one Bill—namely, the proposal to change the approach to the fluoridation of community water supplies. I am a dentist and a member of the British Fluoridation Society. It is therefore with considerable enthusiasm that I support the proposed change of the procedure for introducing fluoridation of...

Folic Acid - Question (26 Apr 2021)

Lord McColl of Dulwich: My Lords, as fluoride has been added to drinking water to reduce dental caries, surely the Minister agrees that preventing spina bifida is more important, as a former colleague of mine, Professor Richard Smithells, pointed out nearly 60 years ago. Is it not time to act?

Covid-19 Update (19 Apr 2021)

Matthew Hancock: ...of the most important preventive measures there is, especially for children. Given her interest in and enthusiasm for this subject, I hope she will support the proposals for much more widespread fluoridation of water, which we are proposing to put into legislation when parliamentary time allows and which was part of the White Paper we published in February, because that is one of the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Drinking Water: Fluoride (13 Apr 2021)

Paul Bristow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to publish a preliminary assessment of the (a) timetable and (b) associated costs for the roll out of water fluoridation in England under the proposed powers in the White Paper, Working together to improve health and social care for all.

Folic Acid - Question (23 Mar 2021)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...The recent NHS White Paper, to which my noble friend Lord Rooker referred, actually promised a more direct government role in improving people’s health. For instance, as president of the British Fluoridation Society, I was delighted that the Government are now committed to fluoridating water supplies. Given that, would it not be a very important indicator if the Government were to...

Future of Health and Care - Statement (23 Feb 2021)

Lord Bethell: ...some specific public health measures in the Bill. As the noble Baroness, Lady Brinton, rightly raised—I will come back to it, in a moment—public health is central to the outcomes of the Bill. Fluoridation is the iconic measure, but a thick red thread of public health runs throughout the Bill. Secondly, the constitution of the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch—HSIB—will, with...

Future of Health and Care (11 Feb 2021)

Matthew Hancock: ...needs of the patient and setting aside bureaucratic rules. The pandemic has also brought home the importance of preventing ill health in the first place by tackling obesity and taking steps such as fluoridation that will improve the health of the nation. The pandemic has made the changes in this White Paper more, not less, urgent, and it is our role in Parliament to make the legislative...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Fluoride: Drinking Water (27 Jan 2021)

Alex Norris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government will announce further details of its water fluoridation plans.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Fluoride: Drinking Water (27 Jan 2021)

Rachael Maskell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of potential merits of rolling out water fluoridation.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Health (27 Jan 2021)

Luke Pollard: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to roll out (a) fluoride optimisation in water supplies and (b) other preventative measures to improve oral health.

Covid-19: Dental Services (14 Jan 2021)

Jo Churchill: ...this to be done despite the pandemic and worked on urgently. Before I close, I would just like to add my support to the call by my hon. Friend the Member for Mole Valley (Sir Paul Beresford) for fluoridation. That is something I am extremely sympathetic towards, for the benefit of children’s health. I am clear that, in looking at these options, nothing should be ruled out and patients...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Children (14 Jan 2021)

Jo Churchill: ...importance must continue to be the safety of dentists, their teams and patients. Children living in Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead and North Tyneside continue to benefit from the existing fluoridation of local water supplies. Water fluoridation is known to reduce the prevalence and severity of tooth decay and reduce dental health inequalities.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Health: Children (10 Dec 2020)

Lord Bethell: ...; Prevention in the 2020s, the Government intends to seek views on the merits of expanding the current provision to reach more children in pre-school and primary school settings in England. Water fluoridation is also clinically proven to improve oral health particularly for children. The green paper set out a commitment to reduce the barriers to expanding water fluoridation and this is...

NHS Dentistry and Oral Health Inequalities (25 Nov 2020)

Jo Churchill: ...impact on somebody’s quality of life, particularly a child’s, and dental disease is entirely preventable. In the Green Paper published in 2019 we committed to looking at those barriers, to fluoridation and to consulting on rolling out supervised tooth-brushing schemes in more preschool and primary settings. We are working as hard as we can to make sure we hit the consultation dates,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Children (24 Nov 2020)

Jo Churchill: ...committed to consulting on rolling out a supervised toothbrushing scheme in more pre-school and primary school settings in England. We also committed to exploring the barriers to increasing water fluoridation. No date has yet been set for this consultation.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Patient Charge Uplift 2020/21 (23 Nov 2020)

Jo Churchill: ...1 This band includes examination, diagnosis (including radiographs), advice on how to prevent future problems, scale and polish if clinically needed, and preventative care (e.g. applications of fluoride varnish or fissure sealant) £23.80 2 This band covers everything listed in band 1, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or extractions £65.20 3 This band...


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