Dental Services: Care Homes

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd September 2022.

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Photo of Peter Gibson Peter Gibson Conservative, Darlington

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps have been taken to ensure accessibility of home visits by dentists for care home residents.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Dentists and other professionals face no restrictions when visiting to provide a service for care home residents. Where there is an active outbreak of COVID-19 in a care home, a risk assessment should be made. From 1 July 2022, all National Health Service dentists have been asked to deliver the full NHS commitment, including delivering services in care homes where commissioned to do so.

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