Nick Gibb fulfilled Maria Caulfield MP, Minister for Patient Safety and Primary Care, to talk about the situation as her responsibilities consist of NHS dentists.
He requested to satisfy the minister mainly because of the challenges several inhabitants in the space are facing in discovering an NHS dentist.
Nick Gibb said: “The minister advised me that the essential issue was the outdated agreement concerning dental methods and the NHS, which includes provisions that now efficiently disincentivise dentists from providing cure under the NHS further than a set quantity of appointments each yr.
“This is naturally a deeply flawed and unsatisfactory arrangement.
“The Federal government is presently renegotiating the contract with dentists, with the negotiations currently being executed among the Division for Well being and Social Care, NHS England and the British Dental Affiliation.
“I manufactured it very clear to the minister that the present-day placement in Bognor Regis and Littlehampton was not acceptable that individuals require to be equipped to discover an NHS dentist and be handled less than the NHS.
“It is crucial that the new agreement is agreed as before long as attainable and that the conditions of that new contract end result in appreciably a lot more NHS dental appointments, notably in this element of West Sussex.
“I will be checking developments thoroughly.”
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