On Thursday, Mary spoke in Business Questions to ask the Leader of the House of Commons, Mark Spencer, if the Government would be allowing MPs to debate the state of NHS Dentistry, with many constituents getting in touch with her to relay their issues with getting appointments.
Mary told Mr Spencer once constituent had got in touch to say “I can’t afford private treatment so what can I do?”. Mary also quoted the British Dental Association’s warning that “this is how NHS dentistry will die.”
Informing Mary of the Business next week, Mr Spencer stated that there would be a debate on Wednesday 22nd June on NHS Dentistry, however, this was a Westminster Hall debate and was not in Government time. The Labour Party subsequently announced that there would be an Opposition Day debate on GPs and NHS Dentistry on Tuesday 21st June. Meaning that a debate in the House of Commons chamber would take place.
Mary has reached out to constituents following her question to the Leader of the House, to ask them to share their experiences on NHS dentistry with her, ahead of a debate.
This morning I spoke about the state of dentistry in Durham with one resident telling me "I can't afford private treatment so what can I do?"
I'm pleased there's a debate next week on this & I'll be getting my teeth stuck into it.
📩 your experiences: firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/npKm3RcMPw
— Mary Kelly Foy MP (@marykfoy) June 16, 2022