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What's happened so far


2014We expect a consultation in 2014 however intended dates have not been indicated
FebruaryDH publishes report "NHS dental contract pilots – Learning after first two years of piloting"
January - MarchGDPC representatives attend LDC roadshow events to share learnings so far
6 June 2013BDA shadow evaluation group met to consider latest research from DH
12 March 2013BDA survey sent to all existing pilot practices
7 November 2013BDA shadow evaluation group met
24 August 2012BDA shadow evaluation group meet to consider early findings from BDA research into the pilots
15 August 2012Have you heard the one about the one-year-old pilot? - blog by John Milne, Chair of GDPC
April/May 2012BDA holds focus groups in Manchester, Birmingham and London with pilot practices
March 2012Primary Care Commissioning held a series of engagement events with pilot practices. Presentations from these can be viewed here
March 2012Exploring the contract pilots. BDA publishes contract pilot FAQs
September 2011The long and carefully-trodden path to dental pilots
20 June 2011The Department of Health issues the notices of variation to the GDS and PDS contracts
2 June 2011The Department of Health issues the new Statement of Financial Entitlements, which introduces the new payment mechanisms to be used in the pilots