HC Deb 08 February 1994 vol 237 cc201-2W
Ms Janet Anderson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice her Department gives to health authorities about the provision of orthodontic treatment and the recruitment of orthodontists in the national health service.

Dr. Mawhinney

The planning and provision of dental treatment including orthodontic treatment is a matter for district health authorities to undertake jointly with family health services authorities. Recruitment is a matter for local decision. Much orthodontic treatment is provided by general dental practitioners who are independent contractors.