Dentistry

Health written question – answered on 14th June 2005.

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Photo of Paul Beresford Paul Beresford Conservative, Mole Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Polish dentists are practising in England as a result of the Department's central recruitment programme; and how many of those are working in the (a) General Dental Service, (b) Personal Dental Service, (c) Community Dental Service and (d) Hospital Dental Service.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

holding answer 9 June 2005

114 Polish dentists are practising in England as a result of the Department's central recruitment programme.

All of these dentists are working under a personal dental service (PDS) contract. 108 are working in PDS pilots and six are based in the community dental service. None of the dentists work under a general dental services contract or are employed in the hospital dental service.

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