Alun Rees explains what the latest general election will mean for NHS dentistry and what dentists should hope for in 2020.
One of my first bosses said to me: ‘Dentists are mostly Conservative voters.
‘But we always do much better under a Labour government.’
He was describing a time when high inflation meant that NHS fee rises were the routine, significant, and, joy of joys, came in back-dated lumps, often large enough to buy a new car (I didn’t) or put down a deposit on a house (I did).
Times change and therefore so does the public’s opinions of politicians.
I wonder what history will make of the massive vote of confidence in a political party that has over a decade pared the NHS to the bone, supervised neglect and bullying, and created a disillusioned workforce?