NHS: Dentistry

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 28th January 2022.

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Photo of Wera Hobhouse Wera Hobhouse Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Justice), Liberal Democrat Shadow Leader of the House of Commons, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Women and Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of dentists that have left the NHS in the last twelve months.

Photo of Feryal Clark Feryal Clark Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many dentists (a) there are as of 24 January 2022 and (b) have stopped providing NHS treatment within the last 12 months, by parliamentary constituency in England.

Photo of Maria Caulfield Maria Caulfield The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

No estimate has been made of the number of dentists that have left the National Health Service in the last twelve months. Data on NHS dentists is not available by parliamentary constituency or on the specific date requested. However, the number of dentists providing NHS care from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 is expected to be published in the third quarter of 2022/23.

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