26 April 2007

What our extra taxes are being spent on (part 2)

2. More NHS Dentists.

"There are currently some 20,900 dentists on NHS contracts, around 1,500 more than two years ago and 4,000 more than in 1997. To support future growth, the Government also increased annual numbers of dental training places by 25 per cent in 2005."

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  1. And if you are very, very lucky, you might find one of them!

  2. Going from media reports you would think it impossible to get an NHS dentist.

    Where I live in Brighton there are 3 or 4 NHS dentists within a mile.

    Perhaps the situation was even worse in 1997 but the media were two busy reporting the many other failings of the Tory government (Or just maybe the Tory press were keeping quiet to help their Tory friends).