HC Deb 31 March 1980 vol 982 c41W
Mr. Brotherton

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what revenue would accrue if visits to National Health Service doctors were charged at the same rate as visits to National Health Service dentists.

Dr. Vaughan

It is not possible to assess a charge for visits to a doctor which would be comparable with charges for dental treatment. National Health Service dental charges are made on the basis of the treatment provided and not on the number of visits to a dentist during a course of treatment. There is no charge for a visit consisting only of examination and advice.