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Dental Services: Durham

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 19683, tabled on 16 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the availability of NHS dentistry appointments in County Durham.

Answered on

23 June 2022

No specific assessment has been made. Appointments for National Health Service treatment are managed directly by dental practices. Between April and June 2022, NHS England and NHS Improvement have asked practices to deliver at least 95% of contracted units of dental activity to safely improve access for patients.