Dental Services: Reform

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 5 September 2022.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Answer of 11 April 2022 to Question 146595 Dental Services: Reform and NHS England's announcement on 19 July 2022 on better access to NHS dental services under new reforms, what the timeframe is for the (a) current and (b) next phase of engagement to introduce wider reforms that benefit patients and staff; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of James Morris James Morris Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

We anticipate that these measures will be in place by the end of 2022, subject to Parliamentary approval. NHS England is planning further discussions with the British Dental Association on the scope for further reforms of the NHS dental system, which will commence shortly.

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