New funding model for NHS dentistry – working group formed
The Scottish Dental Practice Committee (SDPC) has established a working group to consider options for an NHS funding model post-COVID-19.
Tom Ferris, Scotland’s Chief Dental Officer, has acknowledged that the current Statement of Remuneration (SDR) is no longer fit for purpose, “an issue which has become even more evident during the current Covid-19 pandemic,” said the British Dental Association.
The CDO has told the SDPC that he will be taking advice from the profession in developing a new long-term funding model for NHS dentistry and the SDPC will be involved in discussions with other key stakeholders about the financial and regulatory changes.
The ‘New Funding Model Working Group’ will meet for the first time in mid-October. The CDO has indicated that the overall process will be a long-term initiative requiring a national consultation in spring 2021, and thereafter legislative changes.