HC Deb 22 June 2004 vol 422 c1339W
Dr. Murrison

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral statement by the Minister of State, the hon. Member for Doncaster, Central (Ms Winterton), of 11 May 2004,Official Report, column 22WH, on dentists, if he will list the primary care trusts assessed as having the most acute dental access problems. [178271]

Ms Rosie Winterton

We have established a central national health service dentistry support team to assist primary care trusts (PCTs) having the most acute access problems. The 16 PCTs they are currently working with are listed. We are now considering with strategic health authorities, which PCTs will need similar assistance in phase 2 of the team's work.

  • Fareham and Gosport PCT
  • Isle of Wight PCT
  • New Forest PCT
  • West Gloucestershire PCT
  • North East Lincolnshire PCT
  • Scarborough, Whitby and Rydedale PCT
  • Craven, Harrogate and Rural District PCT
  • Northumbria Care Trust
  • Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale PCT
  • Hyndeburn and Ribble PCT
  • Blackburn with Darwen PCT
  • Morecambe Bay PCT
  • Shropshire County PCT
  • Telford and Wrekin PCT
  • South West Staffordshire PCT
  • Central Cheshire PCT

Dr. Murrison

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he or ministerial colleagues are planning to meet the British Dental Association to discuss the results of its consultation with the dental profession on the new NHS dental contract. [178276]

Ms Rosie Winterton

Ministers meet the British Dental Association (BDA) and other representative bodies of the dental profession on a regular basis, as do senior departmental officials. I have already met the BDA to discuss interim responses to its consultation on our "Framework proposals for Primary Care Dental Services in England", which concluded on 30 April.

Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the amount of money which the Adur, Arun and Worthing Primary Care Trust has saved in each of the last seven years from dental patients being treated privately. [178308]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The information requested is not available centrally.