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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL13047, tabled on 8 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the report by Healthwatch What people are telling us, published on 9 December 2020, which found that people are struggling to access NHS dentistry, (2) the reported increase in the sale of at-home dental kits by Boots in the last three months of 2020, and (3) British Dental Association analysis that dentists have provided around 19 million fewer treatments in England since March 2020 compared to the same period last year; and what plans they have to address these issues.

Answered on

4 March 2021

No such assessment has been made.