HC Deb 12 March 2004 vol 418 c1827W
Mrs. Humble

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average distance people living in the Blackpool, North and Fleetwood constituency need to travel to access an NHS dentist. [157912]

Miss Melanie Johnson

The average direct distance from postcodes in Blackpool, North and Fleetwood to the nearest dentist is 0.46 miles.

Mr. Denis Murphy

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dental practices provide NHS treatment in(a) Northumberland and (b) Wansbeck constituency; and where they are. [159583]

Miss Melanie Johnson

51 dental practices were providing national health service treatment in Northumberland Care Trust, which includes the Wansbeck constituency, as reported at 31 August 2003 by the Dental Practice Board. This covers general dental service (GDS), emergency dental service and the salaried service of the GDS.

The number of dental practices by constituency is not available.

The addresses of dental practices can be found by accessing the www.nhs.uk website.

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