Skip to main content

Overcoming dental qualification delays

EDM (Early Day Motion) 791: tabled on 16 December 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House calls on Health Ministers to engage with the General Dental Council, the National Health Service and the British Dental Association to identify and to overcome the difficulties that delay or prevent qualifiable dentists to be able to demonstrate without delay that they are qualified to practise and to help reduce the delays for NHS patients facing difficulties in access to dentistry services; calls on the Government to review regulations described as outdated and rigid that may require priority candidates to be sent to the back of the queue; and invites the Secretary of State to consider how to allow appropriate exemptions or to allow candidates to sit overseas registration examinations that they booked two years ago.