General election 2019: Labour vows to end dental check-up charges

General election 2019: Labour vows to end dental check-up charges
 

Everyone will be entitled to a "free teeth MOT" in England under a Labour government, the party says.
Labour is proposing to scrap band one dentistry charges, which cover a check up, a scale and polish, and any X-rays that may be needed.
It believes patients are put off going because of the fee - a check up costs £22.70 - with many ending up in A&E.
Dental leaders welcomed the move, but said there was a shortage of dentists that needed addressing too.
Shadow health secretary Jonathan Ashworth said charges were a real barrier to access services for some.
"With 135,000... read more

 
17 November 2019 in Health, Views: 10
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