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


 
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AQW 11692/17-22 Mr Gerry Carroll
(PBPA - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Health how many people are on the waiting list to get access to a paediatrician.

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08/12/2020 Answered on 16/12/2020 Paediatrics; Waiting times; Patients
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 9521/17-22 Mr Christopher Stalford
(DUP - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Health to detail the procedures, other than cancer and heart procedures, that have been postponed since the beginning of the pandemic.

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02/11/2020 Answered on 08/12/2020 Health and social care trusts; Waiting times; Cancer; Heart diseases; 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 8942/17-22 Mr Harry Harvey
(DUP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Health what plans his Department has to provide COVID-19-related financial support to dentistry.

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16/10/2020 Answered on 10/11/2020 Dental services; Government departments; Finance; Covid 19
AQW 8941/17-22 Mr Harry Harvey
(DUP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Health what support has been provided to dental businesses, engaged in NHS dental treatment, to meet additional costs incurred as a result of COVID-19 regulations.

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16/10/2020 Answered on 10/11/2020 Dental services; Government departments; Finance; Covid 19
AQW 8862/17-22 Mr Harry Harvey
(DUP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Health how many outpatient appointments, virtual or otherwise, were carried out over the course of the last 12 months, broken down by (i) Health and Social Care Trust; and (ii) department.

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15/10/2020 Answered on 30/10/2020 Health and social care trusts; Out-patients
AQW 8861/17-22 Mr Harry Harvey
(DUP - Strangford)
To ask the Minister of Health to detail the level of capacity at which the Royal Victoria Hospital School of Dentistry is operating, broken down by each month since January 2020.

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15/10/2020 Answered on 30/10/2020 Belfast Health and Social Care Trust; Dental services
AQW 8676/17-22 Mr Colin McGrath
(SDLP - South Down)
To ask the Minister of Health when community dentists, who are working weekends in the COVID-19 emergency dental hubs, will receive payment for this work.

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13/10/2020 Answered on 26/10/2020 Dentistry; Covid 19; Pay
AQW 8347/17-22 Ms Paula Bradshaw
(APNI - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Health when he will sign off on overtime rates to be paid to Community Dentists who were redeployed to work in urgent dental care centres since the start of the pandemic.

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07/10/2020 Answered on 20/10/2020 Dentistry; Overtime; Contracts; Working conditions
AQW 8283/17-22 Mr Andrew Muir
(APNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Health what provisions are being made to enable the full return of routine Health Service dental care.

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06/10/2020 Answered on 06/11/2020 Dental services; Patients
AQW 8233/17-22 Ms Paula Bradshaw
(APNI - South Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Health for an update on bringing uplifts in dental pay into line with the rest of the UK.

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06/10/2020 Answered on 20/10/2020 Dentistry; Pay; Pay settlements; United Kingdom; Government departments
AQW 8055/17-22 Mr Alex Easton
(DUP - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Health why some Health Service dentists are not carrying out routine fillings.

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02/10/2020 Answered on 12/10/2020 Dental services; Medical treatments; Covid 19; Safety; Disease control
AQW 7646/17-22 Mr Colm Gildernew
(SF - Fermanagh and South Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Health whether he has plans to bring forward a revised Test, Trace and Protect plan to enhance the testing and tracing capacity and provide enhanced support for people self isolating, including monitoring arrangements.

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25/09/2020 Answered on 26/10/2020 Covid 19; Testing; Disease control
AQW 7594/17-22 Mr Stewart Dickson
(APNI - East Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Health to detail the average waiting time for surgery, broken down by type of procedure.

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25/09/2020 Answered on 12/10/2020 Surgery; Waiting times; Health and social care trusts
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