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Dental Services: Protective Clothing

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 33510, tabled on 23 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that dental practices have access to adequate personal protection equipment during the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

18 November 2020

Dentists normally purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) through dental wholesale suppliers. However, for PPE which is needed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has made supplies available free of charge for National Health Service dental contractors. A dedicated PPE portal has been developed to deliver these items. As of 4 November, over 5,100 NHS dental and orthodontic providers in England have registered with the PPE portal and over 36 million items have been delivered.

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Department of Health and Social Care