Dental Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 23 October 2023.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Charlotte Nichols Charlotte Nichols Labour, Warrington North

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of NHS dentists are accepting new adult patients that are not entitled to free dental care as of October 2023.

Photo of Neil O'Brien Neil O'Brien The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Last year we introduced changes to the 2006 dental contract, which included a requirement that dentists must update the National Health Service website with their availability at least every 90 days, making access clearer for patients.

Latest data from the end of September 2023 showed that, of the practices that had updated within the preceding 90 days, 769 practices reported that they were accepting non-charge exempt adults, which is 13% of a total of approximately 5,915 practices.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.