P-05-977 Re-open full general dental services in Wales as has happened in England



P-05-977 Re-open full general dental services in Wales as has happened in England


This petition was submitted by Andrew Bartley having collected a total of 7,583 signatures.


Text of Petition:                     

On March 23rd general dental services were closed for all except advice, antibiotics, pain killers and simplel extractions.


On June 8th 2020 English practices were allowed to re open and the level of service was based on their ability to comply with safe operating protocols.


Welsh patients and dentists are denied this opportunity, with estimated "normal" service in January 2021


Patients are being denied access to appropriate treatment in Wales. This is discrimination and must stop.


Additional Information:

Dental practices can and will be as safe as possible. They are also huge financial strain which may result in many having to close resulting in even worse access issues.




This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 16/03/2021.


The petition was closed as part of a review of all petitions currently under consideration at the Petitions Committee's final meeting of the Fifth Senedd, in light of the upcoming election and the consideration given to this issue to date.


Full details of the consideration of this petition by the Committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.


It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 17/07/2020.


Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Cardiff South and Penarth
  • South Wales Central


Further information



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 02/07/2020