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To ask the Scottish Government what its expectations are regarding NHS boards' provision of dental services to remote rural communities.


Answered by Maureen Watt (11/03/2015):

The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that patients who wish to have access to NHS dental services are able to do so, regardless of geography.

Considerable progress has been made by boards with regard to access to an NHS dentist in rural areas. The following table shows the proportion of people registered with a NHS dentist in September 2014 (the latest figures available), compared with September 2007, for a number of rural board areas:

NHS Board

% Registered with a NHS Dentist

 

September 2007

September 2014

Ayrshire and Arran

57.9

89.6

Dumfries and Galloway

46.2

81.6

Highland

35.9

74.0

Orkney

36.8

76.1

Shetland

44.0

81.2

Western Isles

40.6

76.7

Source: Information Services Division, MIDAS, November 2014


Current Status: Answered by Maureen Watt on 11/03/2015
 
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