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Dental Services: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL5999, tabled on 22 June 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Standard operating procedure: transition to recovery guidance document was only published on 4 June, one working day before dental practices in England were required to resume face to face care.

Answered on

22 July 2020

NHS England and NHS Improvement announced on 28 May that National Health Service dental services can gradually resume from 8 June. The guidance was clear that the pace of the restart should be only as fast as possible compatible with maximizing safety for patients and dental staff.

Over 600 urgent dental centres remain open across England to assist with the resumption of routine dentistry.