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EDM (Early Day Motion) 2463: tabled on 10 June 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the crisis in dental provision in Cumbria; expresses its concern that over half of all adults in Cumbria haven't seen an NHS dentist in the last two years whilst over one in three children in the county do not have a place with an NHS dentist; further notes South Cumbria is the worst area in the country for NHS dental places, with people in Barrow and Windermere forced to make 90-mile round-trips to the nearest NHS dentist which has available places; recognises that a primary reason for failure in provision of NHS dentists is the failed NHS dentist contract that restricts the initiation of a course of treatment to dentists alone; recognises that this creates a bottleneck that prevents patients receiving the treatment they need; urgently calls on the Government to take action to change the dental contract to enable dental technicians to initiate a course of treatment to alleviate the pressure on dentists and enable people to access the treatment they need.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.