HC Deb 27 May 2004 vol 421 cc1836-7W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how he plans to measure the impact of the proposals in "Options for Change" for increasing the number of NHS dental registrations; and if he will make a statement; [174452]

(2) how progress on "Options for Change" will be monitored; and if he will make a statement. [174453]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The base contract and permanent personal dental services (PDS) contract will require a new national health service dentistry activity return, which is currently under development. This will provide information on patient numbers and dental activity under the new arrangements and will enable comparisons with previous trends.

Mr. Swayne

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will reply to the letter from Mr. Geoffrey Morgan of Milford-on-Sea regarding NHS dentistry of 26 February. [174630]

Ms Rosie Winterton

A reply was sent to Mr. Morgan on 5 April 2004.