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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-19350: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 10 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide details of the consultation that it carried out with stakeholders and experts regarding the proposed changes to the Statement of Dental Remuneration.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 30 October 2018

Prior to the publication of the Oral Health Improvement Plan (OHIP) we consulted widely with both patients and dental professionals. This included an online consultation exercise, a series of roadshow events for dental professionals around Scotland, and a number of focus groups for members of the public. We received 427 responses to the consultation exercise; 564 dental professionals attended the roadshow events; and 113 members of the public participated in the focus group activities.

The results of the consultation can be viewed at: https://beta.gov.scot/publications/scotlands-oral-health-plan-scottish-government-consultation-exercise-future-oral/

As we take forward actions from the OHIP we will continue to consult with dental professionals, patients and other relevant stakeholders at appropriate stages of the implementation process.