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Dental Health: Children and Young People

Question for Department of Health

UIN 9601, tabled on 7 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much funding has been committed so far from the public purse to the new oral health preventative programme, Starting Well.

Answered on

14 September 2017

NHS England will be holding a number of launch events for Starting Well at the end of September and throughout October following which dental practices will be able to apply to participate in the programme. Funding for this scheme will be provided within existing dental spend. The amount of funding each practice receives will be based on the practice size and level of commitment.

It is not currently possible to determine the number of children who will benefit from the programme, this will depend on the number of practices selected to participate at a local level following the launch events.