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NHS: Dental Services

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 13 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been taken to inform the public of dental practices which are taking on new NHS patients. (310412)

Information on dental practices taking on new patients for national health service treatment is available nationally from NHS Direct and NHS Choices. Anyone having difficulty in finding an NHS dentist should contact their primary care trust (PCT). All PCTs provide helplines. New services are opening all the time as PCTs work towards providing access for all who want it by, at the latest, March 2011. Where appropriate, PCTs advertise these services locally as they open.