Dentistry and Oral Health APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To act as a forum for dental and oral health issues in parliament, and to work to raise the profile of dentistry, highlighting the views of both patients and the profession.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Dentistry and Oral Health

1. Child oral health
27/10/2017 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Number CDP-2017-0201, 27 October 2017 Child oral health Alex Bate Carl Baker Andrew Mackley Summary

2. Dentistry in England
25/03/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: memorandum to support a˜Health and Social Care Committee inquiry Dentistry in England This PDF isINTERACTIVEFebruary

3. Correspondence from the NAO Comptroller and Auditor General and memorandum relating to NHS dentistry services
12/03/2020 - Inquiry: Correspondence from the NAO Comptroller and Auditor General and memorandum relating to NHS dentistry services - Health and Social Care Committee
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Found: memorandum to support a˜Health and Social Care Committee inquiry Dentistry in England This PDF isINTERACTIVEFebruary

4. Dentistry in England
25/03/2020 - National Audit Office

Found: Dentistry in England - National Audit Office (NAO) Report {"@context":"https://schema

5. Oral health survey of 12 year old children 2009
30/01/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Dental Epidemiology Programme for England Oral Health Survey of 12 year old Children 2008 / 2009

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Dentistry and Oral Health

1. NHS Dentistry and Oral Health Inequalities
25/11/2020 - Westminster Hall

1: this House has considered access to NHS dentistry and oral health inequalities.It is a pleasure to - Speech Link
2: that the Government can do is reform the dental health contract with a view to more prevention.During - Speech Link
3: this debate and for all her campaigning work on dentistry services. In York, it is really challenging to - Speech Link

2. NHS: Dentistry Services
25/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: my interests as a retired dentist and a national health pensioner. It is good that we have this opportunity - Speech Link
2: two years ago. I knew nothing about dentists or dentistry, but I was on the subs bench and had to speak - Speech Link

3. NHS Dentists: Cumbria
03/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: constituents and many others around Cumbria.NHS dentistry in Cumbria has reached breaking point. More than - Speech Link
2: will agree that this is beyond ridiculous. NHS dentistry is a public service. It should not take scouring - Speech Link

4. Covid-19: Dental Services
14/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: the pandemic, and not treated as the frontline health workers they are.During the pandemic, one - Speech Link

5. NHS Dentistry Services
11/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Manchester, who has great experience in the field of health from when he was in the House of Commons. I did - Speech Link
2: experience with the Mayor of Manchester. Children’s oral health is now better than it has ever been, with more - Speech Link
3: As I said in my previous answer, children’s oral health is better than it has ever been. This is not - Speech Link
4: urgent action and start proper investment in NHS dentistry to end these extortionate dental fee increases - Speech Link
5: those in care homes, whether healthcare, mental health care or dental care, must be provided in a suitable - Speech Link
6: better than cure. That is why the programme for oral health improvement in both the NHS long-term plan and - Speech Link

6. Children: Oral Health
12/03/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Government what plans they have to tackle the oral health problems of hard to reach children, especially - Speech Link
2: are unacceptable inequalities in children’s oral health. She is right that the Starting Well Core scheme - Speech Link
3: guidance that was published last week on the oral health needs of children and adults with learning disabilities - Speech Link
4: in the last decade; and more children accessed dentistry over the last year. All this is reassuring and - Speech Link

7. Dental Health: Children
18/01/2018 - Grand Committee

1: dental practice after about 35 years as a national health dentist on the fringe of the City, in Old Street - Speech Link

8. Dental Care
01/02/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: committed to increasing access to dentistry and improving oral health outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged - Speech Link
2: within five years and government spending on NHS dentistry has fallen by £170 million since 2010, meaning - Speech Link
3: that there are more dentists practising in NHS dentistry than ever.The noble Baroness is quite right - Speech Link
4: than half of all dentists intend to leave NHS dentistry in the next five years. Perhaps my noble friend - Speech Link
5: with a lot of the areas with high numbers of oral health issues. The local authority is responsible for - Speech Link
6: maintaining their dental health. What measures are being taken to improve their dental health? I declare an interest - Speech Link

9. Access to NHS Dentists
12/09/2017 - Commons Chamber

1: procedures such as knee and hip replacements. For health professionals right across this country, it must - Speech Link
2: and extreme damage to their teeth and to their oral health. Stories of people resorting to pulling out their - Speech Link
3: insecurity and embarrassment. At a time when mental health parity receives the personal endorsement of the - Speech Link
4: avoidable reasons. Sadly, identifying a crisis in our health services is not a rarity, but what we see in this - Speech Link
5: the Government have only commissioned enough dentistry to treat around half the adult population. That - Speech Link
6: abandoned by the Government, and they suffer failing oral health and chronic pain day in, day out. Worst of all - Speech Link

10. Dentists: Covid-19
11/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: a considerable time, the operators of national health dental surgeries are not in a position to fund - Speech Link
2: continued working, like doctors, nurses and other health professionals, in a high-risk environment during - Speech Link
3: getting a focus on increasing the throughput of dentistry. We have a big backlog, and that is one way we - Speech Link
4: Would the Minister agree that oral care, which goes hand in glove with dentistry, is vital for reducing the - Speech Link
5: observation that oral hygiene is critical, and we should put the steps in place to improve the oral hygiene of - Speech Link
6: pain. That cannot be right. It can only increase health inequalities, let alone deal with the gigantic - Speech Link
7: Cornwall was able to offer an appointment for NHS dentistry, so I know to my cost that private treatment is - Speech Link
8: this Question has elapsed. We now come to the third Oral Question. - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Dentistry and Oral Health
1. Dental Services: Children
asked by: Baroness Benjamin
12/02/2019
...To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the oral health Starting Well Core initiative involved commissioning any additional NHS dentistry capacity.

2. Members: Correspondence
asked by: Judith Cummins
14/12/2020
... the British Association of Oral Surgeons and the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry sent to him on 15 September 2020 on waiting times for dental treatment under general anaesthetic.

3. Dental Services: Coronavirus
asked by: Sarah Olney
22/02/2021
... what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of that finding; and what steps his Department is taking to improve access to dentistry.

4. Coronavirus: Dental Services
asked by: Alan Campbell
05/05/2020
... when further guidance will be issued on dentistry during the covid-19 outbreak.

5. Health Services: Coronavirus
asked by: Olivia Blake
25/06/2020
... what steps he is taking to provide adequate supplies of FFP3 face masks to health and dentistry workers.

Latest Questions
6 Current APPG Officers
Paul Beresford Portrait
Paul Beresford
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Mole Valley
Joined: 29th September 2015
Lord Colwyn Portrait
Lord Colwyn
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 29th September 2015
2 APPG Memberships
Hydrogen , Jazz Appreciation
Baroness Thornton Portrait
Baroness Thornton
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 29th September 2015
Baroness Walmsley Portrait
Baroness Walmsley
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 21st November 2018
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir Paul Beresford MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5018.

Email: annie.winsbury@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Anna Wojnilko, British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS. Tel: 020 7535 5874

Email: anna.wojnilko@bda.org

Secretariat:

British Dental Association acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.bda.org/

Group's Website:

http://www.appgdentistry.org/

Benefits in Kind
Date
14 Jul 2020
Source
British Dental Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 14/07/2020 To : 13/07/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
14 Sep 2018
Source
British Dental Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 14/09/2018 To : 13/09/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
14 Sep 2017
Source
British Dental Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 14/09/2017 To : 13/09/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
1 Jan 2016
Source
British Dental Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2016 To : 31/12/2016
Value
£1,501
Date
30 Jun 2015
Source
British Dental Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 30/06/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Dentistry and Oral Health APPG

Former APPG Officers
Paula Sherriff Portrait
Paula Sherriff
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Dewsbury
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Kevin Barron Portrait
Kevin Barron
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Rother Valley
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Kevin Barron Portrait
Kevin Barron
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Rother Valley
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships