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Dentistry news – New government inquiry could save NHS dentistry
Dentistry news - New government inquiry could save NHS dentistry
Dentistry news and updates from the Flame Health blog. ‘The last best hope to save the service’: parliament has launched a new inquiry into the state of NHS dentistry following alarming statistics.
The Health and Social Care Committee has launched a new inquiry into NHS dentistry.
This comes after an investigation showed that 90% of dental practices across the UK were not accepting new adult NHS patients.
The inquiry will assess to what extent the NHS dental contract ‘disincentivises dentists from taking on new patients’. MPs will also look at incentives to recruit and retain NHS dental professionals.
In addition, the inquiry will explore the possible impact of changes being implemented in April 2023. These include making new Integrated Care Systems and Integrated Care Boards responsible for the provision of dental services.
This inquiry follows the introduction of new changes to dental contract last month, including a new ‘find a dentist’ website and a higher reward for treating three or more teeth.
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