HC Deb 21 February 2000 vol 344 c725W
22. Dr. Iddon

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress the Service Families Taskforce has made in improving Service families' access to health care. [109423]

Mr. Spellar

We have made good progress. The Service Families Task Force has addressed three healthcare issues raised by the Service Families Associations. Access to NHS dentists has been improved by 24 new incentive schemes for NHS dentists in areas of large numbers of Service families, certain drug therapies are being made available abroad and work continues with the NHS to strengthen their current guidance on taking into account time spent on a waiting list elsewhere following a move.

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