Dentist crisis: Make it free, make it public!

Struggling to find an NHS dentist? You’re not alone. In some parts of Britain as few as one in ten adults had an NHS dentist appointment in the last 12 months.

When new NHS places become available, people queue around the block. And yet £150 million of NHS dental funding was unspent last year! Not enough dentists opted to take on the flawed NHS contract and decided to operate entirely privately instead.

Even if you are ‘lucky’ enough to have NHS treatment, you can end up being charged up to £319.10. When the NHS was created in 1948, it was free. If it could be afforded in post-war Britain with rationing, it can be afforded in 2024 Britain with a multimillionaire prime minister on the Sunday Times rich list!

Make it free, make it public!