Primary Health Care: Waiting Lists

Department of Health written question – answered on 6th July 2015.

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Photo of Paula Sherriff Paula Sherriff Labour, Dewsbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department collects on average waiting times for (a) appointments with NHS dentists and (b) GP appointments.

Photo of Paula Sherriff Paula Sherriff Labour, Dewsbury

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average waiting time for an appointment with a NHS dentist has been in the last 12 months.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

The data on waiting times to see a dentist or general practitioner (GP) in England is not held centrally. However, the latest GP Patient Survey published in July 2015 shows that 84.8% of patients rated their overall experience of their GP surgery as fairly or very good. The latest GP Patient Survey Dental Statistics published in July 2015 shows that 85% of patients rated their NHS Dental experience as fairly or very good.

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