Dental Services: Older People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th July 2019.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Chair, Committee of Selection, Chair, Committee of Selection, Chair, Committee of Selection

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve dental care for the elderly in care homes.

Photo of Seema Kennedy Seema Kennedy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government welcomes the recent report by the Care Quality Commission ‘Smiling matters: oral health care in care homes’. The Department together with Public Health England, NHS England and Health Education England is carefully considering the recommendations made in the report and will respond in due course.

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