Dental Services: Carers

(asked on 4th June 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure carers are prioritised for NHS dental care.


Answered by
Jo Churchill Portrait
Jo Churchill
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
This question was answered on 10th June 2021

National Health Service dentists have been asked to maximise safe throughput, focusing first on those in greatest clinical need, then care for vulnerable groups, followed by overdue appointments. Where carers meet these criteria they will be prioritised for NHS dental care.

This content was generated for your convenience by Parallel Parliament and does not form part of the official record.
Recent Documents related to Dental Services: Carers

1. Support for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families
28/01/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: reading. The paper looks at health services in England, principally palliative care, and outlines local authorities™

2. Eating Disorders Awareness Week
26/02/2019 - Parliamentary Research

Found: awareness of eating disorders 5 3. Government policy and NHS guidance 5 4. News items 9 5. Press releases 11 6

3. Carers Trust - written evidence
09/09/2019 - Inquiry: Budget and NHS long-term plan - Health and Social Care Committee
- View source

Found: evidence - Carers TrustIBH0027  Written evidence from the Carers Trust Carers Trust response to Health and Social

4. Supporting public health: children, young people and families
08/12/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
- View source

Found: and achievement 2 About Public Health England and reduce health inequali ties. We do this through

5. Policy paper: NHS mandate 2018 to 2019
21/05/2019 - Department of Health and Social Care
- View source

Found: revised mandate to NHS England for 2018-19 The Government™s revised mandate to NHS England for 2018

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Dental Services: Carers

1. Oral Answers to Questions
23/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: increasing funding to cash-strapped local authorities to ensure that people have the financial means to self-isolate - Speech Link
2: continually look at this to ensure that we have the correct information. Currently, with NHS Test and Trace, we - Speech Link
3: how keen the Health Secretary is to avoid scrutiny of the contracts that his Department have issued, - Speech Link

2. Oral Answers to Questions
17/11/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: constituency. The recent announcement regarding care homes is welcome. How quickly does he think the - Speech Link
2: terrible dilemma of wanting to keep people safe in care homes, yet also wanting to allow visiting. Testing - Speech Link
3: be able to support local authorities and public health teams with the logistics of mass testing, particularly - Speech Link

3. Covid-19 Update
05/05/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care if he will make a statement - Speech Link
2: flattened the curve of this epidemic, ensured that the NHS is not overwhelmed and expanded testing capacity - Speech Link
3: pay tribute to our brave NHS and care staff? I say to the Secretary of State that clapping and campaigns - Speech Link

4. 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 - Speech Link

5. NHS Long Term Plan
31/01/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: integrated health and care system which implements parity of esteem, preventative health and standards - Speech Link
2: those relating to health, as listed in the register. The NHS gives extraordinary care to people in the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Dental Services: Carers
1. Department of Health and Social Care: Carers
asked by: Ed Davey
16/06/2020
... how many staff in his Department had caring responsibilities in each of the last five years.

2. Dental Services: Carers
asked by: Damien Moore
10/06/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure carers are prioritised for NHS dental care.

3. Department of Health and Social Care: Carers
asked by: Lord Field of Birkenhead
18/01/2018
... whether his Department has a carer's policy for its employees; and what other steps his Department has taken to support employees with caring responsibilities.

4. Carers: Health
asked by: Lisa Cameron
11/02/2020
... what steps he is taking to improve support for the health and wellbeing of (a) young and (b) other carers.

5. Carers: Health
asked by: Julie Elliott
17/06/2021
... what steps he is taking to improve the well-being of carers.

Latest Questions