Dental Services: Protective Clothing

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st July 2020.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Labour, Hemsworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that all urgent dental care hubs receive supplies of personal protective equipment.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that dentists are supplied with appropriate personal protective equipment.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

From Monday 8 June all National Health Service practices were able to start, at their own pace, seeing patients again once they have appropriate social distancing and other safety measures in place. Personal protective equipment (PPE) for dentists is being made available through their business as usual wholesalers. We have also set up new distribution routes for dentistry to ensure continuity of supply for all urgent dental care centres and have placed them on the list of priority areas to receive supplies from Local Resilience Forums. PPE for dental practices will include equipment necessary for aerosol generating procedures.

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