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BDA decision clears path for Scottish dental funding uplift

11th September 2013

The British Dental Association (BDA) has announced that it will not be pursuing a judicial review of the Scottish government's decision to recover alleged overpayments of patient registration fees.

Its decision clears the path for the award of an agreed funding uplift for general dental practice across Scotland, which would not have been honoured if the challenge had gone ahead.

The BDA has been in conflict with the government on this matter since the forced implementation of continuous registration arrangements in 2010, with subsequent efforts recover monies already paid to practices prompting further criticism.

It states that the dental profession is still owed an apology for this, but said it did not wish to allow its stance on this matter to create negative consequences for the industry as a whole.

Dr Robert Donald, chair of the BDA's Scottish Dental Practice Committee, said: "Practices and their patients come first and we are making the choice that best serves their interests by providing a much-needed and overdue injection of funding into NHS dentistry."

According to recent Health and Social Care Information Centre figures, the average taxable income for primary care dentists delivering NHS care dropped from 77,900 pounds in 2010/11 to 74,400 pounds in 2012.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801636282-ADNFCR

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