Homeless people make us miss NHS targets, says UK's chief dentist

Many don’t finish treatments – dentists are then penalised by ‘tick-box’ contracts, says Mick Armstrong

The British Dental Association’s leader has accused homeless people of being “no-hopers” and suggested it was sometimes acceptable to deny them treatment.

In leaked emails seen by the Guardian, Mick Armstrong, who chairs the BDA, said many practitioners were wary of taking on homeless patients.

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Source: The Guardian: Homelessness

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