Denists on the NHS

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philipjohn
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Accepted

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2

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1960 days


@philipjohn edited health.md - over 5 years ago

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What policies should we propose to support a healthy population?

Dentists

We have a "free at the point of delivery" National Health Service and for good reason - a healthy population is a productive population, and that reaps benefits for all. So it's ludicrous that an area of our health that influences our ability to eat and drink, that when not maintained adequately can lead to cancer, is kept at arms length. Care of the mouth and teeth should be brought fully under the National Health Service and free at the point of delivery, sweeping away the often prohibitive costs for the poorest in society and ensuring that our world class health care system continues to beat it's international counterparts in keeping the nation in good health.

Floppy

@Floppy - over 5 years ago

Agreed, but perhaps rephrase in more neutral language? I think we want to keep things positive, policy focused, and easy to read.

@philipjohn edited health.md - over 5 years ago

published: true

What policies should we propose to support a healthy population?

Dentists

We have a "free at the point of delivery" National Health Service and for good reason - a healthy population is a productive population, and that reaps benefits for all. That does not however extend to an area of our health that influences our ability to eat and drink and that when not maintained adequately can lead to cancer. Care of the mouth and teeth should be brought fully under the National Health Service and free at the point of delivery, sweeping away the often prohibitive costs for the poorest in society and ensuring that our world class health care system continues to beat it's international counterparts in keeping the nation in good health.

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 5 years ago

Good point, changed.

PaulJRobinson

@PaulJRobinson - over 5 years ago

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with kind regards, Paul Robinson

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Floppy

@Floppy - over 5 years ago

Is that a thumb? Maybe it doesn't work by email after all :)

PaulJRobinson

@PaulJRobinson - over 5 years ago

i was using the gmail emoticon for a thumbs up. Nevermind!

with kind regards, Paul Robinson

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On 7 January 2014 12:22, James Smith [email protected] wrote:

Is that a thumb? Maybe it doesn't work by email after all :)

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