NHS Regulations - to claim or not to claim
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NHS regulations – to claim or not to claim
Friday 31 March 2017
(Alternative date: Friday 14 July 2017)
British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8YS
the pitfalls and controls and explore the ‘grey’ areas of the NHS
regulations with the use of case studies and discussions with experts.
NHS claiming regulations are notoriously difficult to interpret.
Misunderstanding of these regulations can have serious consequences,
leading to risk of major financial losses and possible referral to the
This interactive one-day course will offer formal training
to practitioners who are new to the NHS system and those who require an
update with the current system (introduced in 2006).
- Be familiar with the relevant NHS bodies administering and monitoring NHS dentistry
- Understand the legislation behind NHS treatments and claims
- Know how legislation is enforced relating to NHS/private boundaries and submission of forms and data
- Understand the key legal terminology and important definitions within NHS regulations and how these are interpreted
- Understand the pitfalls and controls around NHS regulations
- Know how dentists are monitored by use of data derived from FP17s
- Understand the Dental Assurance Framework, ‘28 day’ investigations and the ‘Powys’ judgement
- Recognise the importance of full and accurate clinical and up-to-date record keeping.
This training course meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for 5 1/2 hours of verifiable CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association.
About the speakers
Richard Birkin, Head of Advice Liaison and Development, BDA
a GDP in the North West, before joining the BDA Dick was a manager with
the Dental Reference Service for 24 years. He also spent time as a
Clinical Policy Adviser for the DRS where he worked closely with SHAs
and PCTs in analysing data and managing risk. He has given evidence at
over a hundred disciplinary hearings and has acted as an expert witness
at the GDC.
Len D’Cruz, GDP, London and Dento-legal Advisor, Dental Protection Ltd
is a general dental practitioner, running a six surgery mixed NHS and
private practice in North East London. He is an experienced vocational
trainer for the London Deanery. He is a dento-legal advisor for Dental
Protection Ltd and a dental tutor for Health Education East of England.
He has published "Legal aspects of general dental practice" and writes
and presents regularly about legal and ethical issues as well as NHS
contractual issues particularly in relation to the NHS contract
prototypes. He is also an MJDF examiner for the Royal College of
Surgeons exam and is lead lecturer for the MA in Dental law and Ethics
at the University of Bedfordshire.
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between 15 days and 28 days (inclusive) prior to the event will receive a
100% credit voucher to attend a future BDA event or a 75% refund. For
late cancellations received between 1 day and 14 days (inclusive) prior
to the event, no credit voucher or refund will be given. Failure to
attend the event on the day will constitute late cancellation and no
credit voucher or refund will be given. Substitutions are welcome at any
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change
and the BDA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue
For further information on the programme and to book your place on this course please contact: BDA Events, British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS Tel: 020 7563 4590, Email: email@example.com