NHS Dentistry

Health written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Mark Hunter Mark Hunter Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of the level of access to NHS dentistry.

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

Access to NHS dentistry is increasing—in April 2006, primary care trusts had commissioned 75 million annual units of dental activity; by January 2007 that had increased to 78.4 million

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Tooth Smith
Posted on 14 Mar 2007 11:28 am (Report this annotation)

But she's been saying for the past few days that a lot of the figures that REALLY count are not held centrally!!!!

So what if 78.4 million UDAs have been commissioned, if they have no idea how many UDAs the average dental patient needs?

She lives in a land of clouds and cuckoos!!

Mark Bestford
Posted on 14 Mar 2007 12:32 pm (Report this annotation)

Agreed, who cares if 78.4 million UDAs are comissioned if the requirement is 100 million, or 200 million. The simple fact is that the majority of the country have no access to NHS dentistry.