The Department of Health has made a decision for a 1.5% increase in practice expenses incurred under dental contracts for 2013/14.
There will be a 1% pay increase for dentists and dental practice staff and this is in line with the government’s public sector pay policy.
As part of this package, dentists will be expected to work closely with the department and the NHS Commissioning Board to prepare for moves to a national contract. It is based on capitation, quality and registration, including a further move to fully computerised practice systems and a nationally consistent approach to contract management.
Further information can be found in the letter from Chief Dental Officer Barry Cockcroft to the Chair of the General Dental Practice Committee of the British Dental Association.