NHS prices increased by central Government
With all the headlines around Brexit in the media these past few weeks it may have escaped your notice that the Government have confirmed & implemented 5% higher dental charges as of the 1st April 2017 after a similar rise last year.
This takes the NHS charges to;
- Band 1 £20.60
- Band 2 £56.30
- Band 3 £244.30
Please be aware that we have no control over these charges, we are just made to collect them from you on behalf of the Government & if you wish to complain about them you need to contact your local MP.
As members of the BDA the profession has been very critical of these increases as they are a further 'stealth tax' , the increases are above the rate of inflation, they also mask cuts in the NHS, & help to drive patients to GP's or accident & emergency departments rather than having to pay for the NHS dental treatment (which is what they really need)
Below are links to BDA comments on the rises