Thursday, July 14, 2005

Smile if you have an NHS Dentist

Two million people in England (Including me!) have no access to NHS Dentistry according to the Public Accounts Committee.

This is despite Tony Blair's promise in 1999 that "everybody will have easy access to an NHS dentist" by 2001. An overlooked comment in the BBC's latest article.

As an aside, why are NHS charges for dental care socially acceptable (NHS patients can pay up to £384) whilst NHS hopsitals are not allowed to charge for meals provided?

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