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ACCESS TO NHS DENTAL SERVICES PROBED

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An investigation examining access to NHS dental services has been launched by the London Assembly....
An investigation examining access to NHS dental services has been launched by the London Assembly.

It will seek to answer the following questions:

- Why has uptake of NHS dental care been lower in London than elsewhere?

- Are there any groups of Londoners facing particular barriers to accessing dental care? How can these barriers be overcome?

- What impact has the 2006 NHS contract had on access to, and uptake of, dental services?

- How effectively are PCTs fulfilling their role in ensuring services meet the needs of the local population, and reducing oral health inequalities?

Assembly health and public services committee chair Joanne McCartney said: 'Good oral hygiene is essential, and we hope to identify ways to improve access to these services across the capital.'

Children & adult services

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