Dental Services

Department of Health written question – answered at on 25 March 2015.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Labour, Birkenhead

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to encourage the provision of dental treatment in domiciliary settings.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

NHS England is responsible for commissioning all dental services including domiciliary care to meet local need. The range of care offered in domiciliary settings can be limited by constraints on equipment, health and safety issues and cross infection. NHS England considers all these factors as well as costs in commissioning domiciliary dental services.

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