Mirror.co.uk: DENTIST QUEUES BANNED
QUEUES to sign up with new NHS dentists are to be banned by the Government.
Instead, people will have to make an appointment or register by phone to halt the long lines that have embarrassed Labour.
Dentistry minister Rosie Winterton told Primary Care Trusts it was “unacceptable” that people were forced to queue up for hours.
She added: “Of course, we want to consign the queues to history.”
So, rather than fix the abysmal National Health Service system and promote the privatization of British dentistry the Tony Blair Labour government decides it is better to “cover-up” the problem.
Labour has failed on Tony Blair’s 1999 promise that everyone in Britain would able to see a dentist for free within two years.
In some parts of the country, just one in five people have access to an NHS dentist.
Unpopular contracts being introduced by the Government are likely to make the problem worse.
The BBC reported that in parts of the country, NHS dentists who are converting to private practice in protest at the new contracts have been barred from continuing to treat children for free.
An “All or Nothing” mentality with the NHS will sink the entire NHS system.
Is this what British dentistry needs? A revolutionary private system?