§ Mr. Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what provision of dental care he recommends for inmates of long-stay geriatric mental and mentally handicapped hospitals.
§ Mr. John MacKay
The dental care of such patients is usually undertaken by salaried dental staff employed by Health Boards, though general dental practitioners are sometimes given part-time appointments to carry out this work. It is for health boards to determine the level of dental care that is provided under these arrangements.