Nurses union responds to GDC decsion
The British Association of Dental Nurses (BADN) has welcomed the GDC’s decision to lower the ARF for DCPs but insists that the regulator needs to do more.
The GDC voted on 30 October to reduce DCP’s ARF for 2015 from £120 to £116, while increasing the fees for dentists from £576 to £890.
However, despite welcoming the lowered fee, the BADN still believes that the ARF is still too high when compared with dental nurse salaries, especially those who work part time but still have to pay the full fee.
The BADN argues that the ARF for dental nurses in particular should be considerably lower than for dental hygienists and therapists, and that the fee should be reduced for those DCPs who work on a part-time basis.