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Seòmar agus comataidhean

Question reference: S6W-14340

  • Date lodged: 26 January 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 7 February 2023


To ask the Scottish Government what guidelines it has given to dentists regarding the welcoming of Ukrainian refugees into their services.


All Ukrainian displaced persons have the right to access free NHS dental care in Scotland. They are also entitled to register as a NHS patient with a General Dental Practitioner, depending on whether the practice is taking on new NHS patients.

For children and adults under the age of 26, exemption from NHS dental charges is automatically applied. For Ukrainian displaced persons aged 26 or over, dentists have been advised to select ‘Universal Credit’ and then ‘evidence not produced’ when submitting GP17 claim forms for payment. Guidance on this was issued to Health Boards on 6 April 2022: .