MP Maria Miller took part in a debate on access to NHS dentistry. Maria stressed the importance of scrutiny of dentistry services, for an increased dental workforce, and specifically called for better data collection from regional commissioning groups on dental treatment across NHS England.
‘The short term problems created by the pandemic showed much more significant fundamental problems in our dental services. Let’s use this opportunity to capitalise on our understanding of where the problems lie, and get change which will deliver us better services for everyone, across private and public sector (via NHS) for the long-term.’
In her contribution, Maria paid tribute to dental professionals and dental practices working with exceptionally difficult restrictions and risks over the pandemic, but called for commissioning of NHS dental services to be overhauled and called for dental contracts to incentivise preventative treatments, which would be better for long-term dental health of people across the country.
To watch Maria’s contribution at the debate, click here: https://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/7bbc6fb3-a0a3-4d3d-b2c8-afe2f21a9c70