I voted in Parliament today for Labour’s plan to rescue NHS dentistry.
Shockingly the Conservatives blocked it.
I don’t think Rishi Sunak understands just how many people can’t get a dentist on his watch.
We tried to make him fund an extra 700,000 urgent appointments a year, recruit more NHS dentists in areas where they are needed most with new incentives, and reform the dental contract.
If Labour wins the next election, we’ll deliver this rescue plan to get patients seen on time again.
We will also introduce supervised toothbrushing in schools for three- to five-year-olds to prevent tooth decay – the number one reason why young children are admitted to hospital.
I’ve been pushing hard for Labour to adopt a plan like this. Now we need a Labour government to it deliver.
P.S. Thank you to everyone who contributed to my Plymouth dentistry survey. Some truly shocking cases. More on that shortly.
Click here to read Labour’s plan to rescue NHS dentistry: https://labour.org.uk/updates/stories/just-announced-back-labours-plan-to-rescue-nhs-dentistry/