§ 82. Mr. Skinnard
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, in some cases, dentists have informed patients that plastic dentures are not provided under the National Health Service and, if desired, must be purchased privately; and what steps should be taken by the patient following a refusal by a dentist to supply this type of denture.
§ Mr. Bevan
Yes. The National Health Service (General Dental Services) Fees Regulations, 1948, make it clear that plastic dentures are included in the National Health Service and the fees have been calculated on this basis. A patient who is informed that this type of denture is not included should bring the matter to the notice of the local executive council.