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NHS dentistry: Tell your MP to speak up on 15 September

8 September 2022

We are asking all members to email their MP to encourage them to speak up for NHS dentistry.

We've worked to secure a Backbench Business debate – and a vote – in Parliament on 15 September, to call for real reform and fair funding.

Please email your MP now.

In the press and in Parliament we are taking every opportunity to highlight the struggles our members are facing on the front line. 

Our new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, has promised to make dentistry a priority, but we need to see real reform. We continue to highlight that dentists are working under a discredited contract, which is driving colleagues out of the NHS every day.

Chair of General Dental Practice Committee, Shawn Charlwood said: "I urge all dentists to take a few minutes to email their MP now. We've fought hard to put dentistry on the agenda. With your help we can put the new team at the Department of Health under the spotlight and secure a timetable for meaningful reform."

We are demanding a contract that recognises and rewards commitment to the NHS and actually delivers on prevention. After a decade of savage cuts, our service now needs to see fair funding to underpin a new system.