HC Deb 06 June 1991 vol 192 c305W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what obligation there is on opticians and dentists to provide information and advice on claiming under the health benefits low income scheme.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

The National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) Regulations 1986 require opticians to display prominently a notice showing possible entitlement to vouchers under the low income scheme. Dentists are required by their terms of service (set out in the National Health Service (General Dental Services) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 1990) to display prominently a notice, indicating NHS charges which are payable under general dental services and entitlement to exemption from and remission of NHS charges.

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