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All questions, asked by all Members, to all Ministers, during the 2020-2021 session , containing dental


 
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AQW 12606/17-22 Ms Claire Sugden
(IND - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Health to detail his plans for administering the COVID-19 programme in the community including in pharmacies, dental practices and other professions already trained due to the nature of their work.

13/01/2021 To be answered by 28/01/2021 Covid 19; Vaccination; Pharmacies; Dental services
AQW 12571/17-22 Ms Órlaithí Flynn
(SF - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Health to detail the timeframe for implementing amendments to the RQIA Independent Health Care Fees and Frequency of Inspections regulations 2011, that will result in a move away from an annual inspection regime for general dental practices.

13/01/2021 To be answered by 28/01/2021 Dental services; Regulation; Inspections; Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority
AQW 11995/17-22 Mr Gerry Carroll
(PBPA - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Health to detail the total amount paid in bonuses to Directors and Chief Executives of departmental arm's-length bodies since 2015.

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14/12/2020 Answered on 23/12/2020 Public bodies; Executives; Incentives
AQW 11963/17-22 Mr Colm Gildernew
(SF - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Health to detail the process of secondments within the health and social care system, including (i) who is eligible; (ii) average length of secondment; (iii) the relevant policy documents; and (iv) the number secondments took place within the last three years.

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11/12/2020 Answered on 23/12/2020 Health and social care trusts; Secondment; Health services; Staff
AQW 11823/17-22 Mr Colm Gildernew
(SF - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Health to list each (i) appointment; and (ii) extension of a term, that he has made to each arm’s-length body since coming into post, including the date the appointment or extension was made and the length of the vacancy that was filled.

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09/12/2020 Answered on 23/12/2020 Public bodies; Public appointments; Recruitment; Vacancies
AQW 11572/17-22 Ms Claire Sugden
(IND - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister for the Economy to detail (i) the reason for medical and dental students from Northern Ireland receiving reduced financial support in the form of grants, loans and bursaries in the final two years of a five or six year course; (ii) how these students are expected to cover living costs, especially with increased studying hours during these years of study; and (iii) whether she accepts that, while the NHS pays these students’ fees during these final years, this does not help them survive financially in the short term.

04/12/2020 To be answered by 21/12/2020 Medicine; Dentistry; Students; Finance
AQW 11166/17-22 Mr Andrew Muir
(APNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure there is adequate provision of Health Service Dental Services readily available to the public.

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27/11/2020 Answered on 11/12/2020 Dental services; Patients; Administration
AQW 10975/17-22 Ms Claire Sugden
(IND - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Health what plans he has to (i) provide funding to dentists to pay for personal protective equipment and new ventilation equipment that would enable a reduction in fallow times; (ii) create a more nuanced plan for local dentists rather then relying on the UK-wide recommendations; (iii) reduce the fallow time between appointments; and (iv) commission an audit of practices’ ventilation capacity to establish a baseline and to see where capital investment may be required for surgeries that will require additional ventilation measures.

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25/11/2020 Answered on 08/12/2020 Dentistry; Expenditure; Protective clothing; Ventilation
AQW 10974/17-22 Ms Claire Sugden
(IND - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Health (i) for an update on the GDS dentistry contract; (ii) what plans he has to address the 30 per cent real terms loss of earnings by dentists; and (iii) what conversations has he had or plans to have with the Minister for the Economy to secure a financial package to support dentists.

25/11/2020 To be answered by 10/12/2020 Dental services; Contracts; Income; Finance; Covid 19
AQW 10973/17-22 Ms Claire Sugden
(IND - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Health what plans he has for developing a new oral health strategy.

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25/11/2020 Answered on 08/12/2020 Dental services; Health
AQW 10814/17-22 Ms Órlaithí Flynn
(SF - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Health, apart from the General Dental Services Financial Support Scheme to assist dentists during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether he has provided any additional capital, or made a bid for additional capital, to further support dentists.

24/11/2020 To be answered by 09/12/2020 Dental services; Covid 19; Finance
AQW 10684/17-22 Ms Claire Sugden
(IND - East Londonderry)
To ask the Minister of Health, further to the 27 November 2020 COVID-19 restrictions, (i) whether sport massage therapists are allowed to provide services during the specified two week period; and (ii) to define the exemptions of those ancillary to medical, health and social care services: and elite-sport therapeutic services.

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20/11/2020 Answered on 08/12/2020 Personal care services; Sports; Covid 19; Regulation
AQW 10261/17-22 Ms Órlaithí Flynn
(SF - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Health whether dental patients, such as pregnant women, new mothers and students, who lost appointments during the COVID-19 lockdown will have those appointments rescheduled again under the same terms.

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16/11/2020 Answered on 06/12/2020 Pregnancy; Students; Dental services; Covid 19
AQW 10200/17-22 Mr Gerry Carroll
(PBPA - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Health for a breakdown of staff members on long-term sick absence in intensive care units.

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13/11/2020 Answered on 01/12/2020 Intensive care; Staff; Sick leave; Health and social care trusts; S
AQW 9966/17-22 Mr Trevor Clarke
(DUP - South Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Health what plans he has to extend free dental care for expectant and new mothers, given the difficulties they have faced in accessing dental care throughout the pandemic.

09/11/2020 To be answered by 24/11/2020 Maternity services; Dental services; Covid 19
AQW 9445/17-22 Mr Gordon Dunne
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Health when dental practices will be able to operate at full capacity.

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02/11/2020 Answered on 13/11/2020 Dental services; Covid 19; Regulation; Protective clothing; Patients
AQW 9355/17-22 Mr Alan Chambers
(UUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister for the Economy whether she will commit to including dental laboratories in any further financial support schemes she is creating for businesses who did not qualify for the Localised Restrictions Support Scheme. [Priority Written]

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23/10/2020 Answered on 02/11/2020 Dental services; Laboratories; Covid 19; Finance; Impact assessments
AQW 9263/17-22 Mr Gerry Carroll
(PBPA - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Finance whether his Department has carried out any work in relation to a connection between agency work and poor mental health.

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22/10/2020 Answered on 03/11/2020 Mental illness; Research; Temporary employment
AQW 9058/17-22 Mr Gerry Carroll
(PBPA - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Finance whether agency workers in the Civil Service will be made permanent, direct employees of the Civil Service in the lifetime of this Executive.

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20/10/2020 Answered on 28/10/2020 Civil service; Staff; Employment agencies
AQW 8965/17-22 Mr Thomas Buchanan
(DUP - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Finance how many people have died from (i) cancer; (ii) stroke; (iii) heart problems; (iv) dementia; (v) suicide; and (vi) COVID-19, in each of the last 6 months.

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19/10/2020 Answered on 28/10/2020 Mortality rates; Cancer; Strokes; Suicide; Covid 19
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