Professor Jimmy Steele presents to APPG for Dentistry

25 February 2009

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Dentistry held its first official meeting on Wednesday. Professor Jimmy Steele, who leads the review into NHS dental services in England, presented to the group. Charlotte Atkins MP (Lab) chaired the meeting which was attended by eleven MPs and peers from across the political parties, including shadow health minister Mike Penning MP and several members of the Health Select Committee. A large stakeholder group of representatives from the dental sector also attended.

Following Professor Steele’s presentation, MPs and Peers asked a range of questions covering topics including variability in access, representation of the public and the timescale of the review. The stakeholder group also had the opportunity to pose questions examining issues including the future funding of dentistry, continuity of care, dental needs of the older population and involvement of dentists in the wider health agenda.

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