Julie Cooper MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Minister, responding to the news of increased dental charges, said “This is appalling news. These extra charges will impose an unacceptable new burden on family budgets, just when they are becoming even more tightened.
“This increase will hit the most vulnerable in our society. There is no doubt that a price hike like this will deter some people from accessing dental care, even when they desperately need it.
“Tory Ministers are increasing these charges because they’ve lost control of the NHS’s budget. They’ve mismanaged government finances, and now they are forcing patients to pay the price.”