Dental Services: Isle of Wight

(asked on 14th October 2022) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of her Plan for Patients on the availability of dental services on the Isle of Wight.

Answered by
Will Quince Portrait
Will Quince
This question was answered on 24th October 2022

In September, we announced ‘Our plan for patients’, which outlines how we will meet oral health needs and increase access to dental care, including on the Isle of Wight.

The plan includes improvements to ensure dentists are renumerated fairly for more complex work, allowing greater flexibility to reallocate resources and to utilise dentists with greater capacity to deliver National Health Service treatment, whilst enabling full use of the dental team. The plan also includes streamlining processes for overseas dentists and holding the local NHS to account for dentistry provision. In addition, Health Education England is also reforming dental education to improve the recruitment and retention of dental professionals.

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