BDA urges practices to take part in pilot to improve pay prospects
Scottish practices are being urged to take part in a pilot that could lead to a more accurate formula for working out dentists’ pay.
The BDA is arguing that the current formula being used by the DDRB is out of date and needs to be reassessed. As a result, pilots of a Scottish Government-sponsored procurement exercise have been launched and the BDA is hoping that up to 200 practices will come forward and take part. Assessment of the exercise will be based on analysis of anonymised accounts by corporate financial advisory firm, QMPF.
BDA director for Scotland Pat Kilpatrick said: “There has already been a small pilot exercise and a further 20 practices were approached this month [May].
“The BDA is encouraging practices to participate because we fear that without the robust data on the rising cost of practice expenses the exercise should generate, the DDRB will continue to use the out-of-date formula that resulted in the recent mere 1.61 per cent uplift for Item of Services Fees and Capitation and Continuing Care.”
To get involved, practices need to have a 90 per cent NHS commitment and should email firstname.lastname@example.org to express their interest.