The government is facing criticism for not having an NHS Dental Recovery Plan despite having promised one before the summer. The shortage of NHS dentists has led to services being at breaking point in the City of York Council. The government was also questioned on workforce shortages and the failure to reform the contract between dentists and the government. Ms. Atkins responded that she was looking at options for the Dental Recovery Plan, which would be published ‘soon.’ She also mentioned improvements that had been made in dental care in recent years.
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