Members are asking ...​ ​


Cap placed on GDS maternity, parental and sickness pay

The Department of Health in England has introduced an upper limit on the amount payable for parental leave or sick leave to general dental practitioners. The cap applied to long-term sickness payments from 1 April 2017 and to maternity payments from 1 October 2017.


NHS tendering goes on-line

Many NHS commissioners in England and Wales are moving over to the government’s online Dynamic Purchasing System for awarding new GDS contracts and PDS agreements...


Double check your pensionable earnings

The post-Annual Reconciliation Report form is now available on Compass, you should check it to make sure your net pensionable earnings are accurate.

Update - How to deal with performer claims following PCSE contract attachment delays

As a result of the BDA’s intervention in relation to Capita failings, NHS England has now taken steps to address the problems our members have been facing when trying to get performers attached to providers’ contracts.​


Scottish children may still get a Named Person

Despite the court ruling some, Scottish local authorities have already adopted The Named Persons Scheme was supposed to come in to force at the end of August 2016...


Problems with paper FP17 claims

Concerns had been raised by members with reagrds to  processing of paper FP17 claims, including claims being rejected, incorrectly processed or not processed at all...


Online CQC registration issues

Via feedback from members, to be fairly straight forward, with one exception - “Step 6”…

Counterfeit dental equipment

Purchasing counterfeit dental equipment is illegal and can have serious health and safety consequences for the patient...


​Who pays for the dental care of patients in care homes?

Dentists providing care for patients in a care-home setting often face the dilemma of who should pay for the treatment...​