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NHS dentistry


The Health and Social Care Committee has launched an inquiry into dentistry following a survey that showed 90% of practices across the UK were not accepting new adult NHS patients.

MPs will consider to what extent the current NHS dental contract disincentivises dentists from taking on new patients. They will look at what incentives can be offered by the NHS to recruit and retain dental professionals, also explore the role of training.

They will also explore the possible impact of changes to be introduced next April to make new Integrate Care Systems and Integrated Care Boards responsible for the provision of dental services.    

Please first read the important information on this webpage and the terms of reference on the portal page. Your submission should be no more than 3,000 words.                                                                                                                                    

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Wednesday 25 January 2023.

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