To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to assist dental practices in training staff to comply with covid-19 guidelines.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
7 July 2020
NHS England and NHS Improvement announced on 28 May that National Health Service dental services can gradually resume from 8 June. Over 600 urgent dental centres remain open to assist with the resumption of routine dentistry, and provide care.
NHS England and NHS Improvement published a series of guidance throughout the pandemic to support dental practices. The latest guidance can be found at the following link:
The guidance includes:
- NHS England and NHS Improvement letter issued to all dental practices, regional dental leads of the resumption of dental services;
- A detailed standard operating procedure was issued setting out guidance on how to restart dentistry safely; and
- Public Health England published guidance to dental practices and other health care professionals on infection control protocols and personal protective equipment.