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NHS dentistry could cease to exist under SNP

November 3, 2021 10:14 AM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to the embargoed BDA press release which likens SNP plans for the service to being "shackled to a corpse" and warns that Humza Yousaf could be "the man who killed NHS dentistry", Scottish Liberal Democrat leader and health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton said:

"Unless the Health Secretary changes course, NHS dentistry as we know it will cease to exist.

"The Scottish Government's current proposals are wholly inadequate; they will leave dentists and patients alike suffer.

"The BDA are right to sound the alarm. The last thing Scotland needs is a mass exodus as dentists stream for the exits.

"Liberal Democrats were instrumental in introducing free dental checks in Scotland and in pressing for a new dental school to address the shortage of dentists, particularly in remote and rural areas of Scotland. As a result, we've made progress as a country. That is all being undone by the SNP."