Dental Services: Patients

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Nadia Whittome Nadia Whittome Labour, Nottingham East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of dental practices taking on new NHS patients.

Photo of Nadia Whittome Nadia Whittome Labour, Nottingham East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to increase the proportion of dental services accepting new NHS patients.

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

No estimate has been made of the proportion of dental practices taking on new National Health Service patients.

If an appointment is required, patients with a regular dentist should call their regular dental practice in the first instance. Those unable to contact their own dentist or not currently registered with a dental practice should contact NHS 111, who will be able to help them contact an urgent dental service or arrange treatment if needed.

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