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Dentistry news – Parliamentary inquiry into the state of NHS dentistry has opened
Dentistry news - Parliamentary inquiry into the state of NHS dentistry has opened
This morning, the Health and Social Care Committee received ‘brutally honest’ oral evidence on the state of NHS dentistry from dental leaders.
MPs heard the facts about the state of NHS dentistry this morning. In the first public evidence session into the Health and Social Care Committee’s NHS dentistry inquiry, dental leaders provided oral evidence on the NHS dentistry crisis.
The inquiry aims to deepen MPs’ and the public’s understanding of the problems people are having in accessing NHS dentistry. It will also explore the steps the government needs to take to improve access, and the extent the NHS dental contract ‘disincentivises dentists from taking on new patients’.
In addition, MPs will look at incentives to recruit and retain NHS dental professionals, and the possible impact of changes being implemented in April 2023. Steve Brine, chair of the Health and Social Care Committee, said the first session into the inquiry was ‘brutally honest’ and showed the situation for what it is.
Parliamentary inquiry into the state of NHS dentistry has opened