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NHS contractual changes - avoiding the quicksand

Event Type
Event Subject
Practice management
Development Outcomes (B)
Topic Groups (NHS)
Thursday 1 September 2022
19:30 - 20:30
BDA e-learning
www.bda.org/ilearn, ONLINE
Len D'Cruz, Shawn Charlwood, Victoria Michell, James Goldman
Booking Fees
  • Dental Care Professional: £30.00
  • Essential Member: £0.00
  • Expert Member: £0.00
  • Extra Member: £0.00
  • Senior Member: £0.00
  • Non member: £50.00
  • Student Member: £0.00

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NHS contractual changes - avoiding the quicksand 

Thursday 1 September 2022
19:30 – 20:30

*The event will discuss contractual arrangements for England only*


This webinar, delivered by our advisors, will discuss the recent short-term, marginal NHS contractual changes and how they will impact you and your practice.

The NHS England package includes:

  • A minimum UDA value
  • A higher reward for treating 3 or more teeth
  • A new payment rate for complex treatment. 

Learning objectives

  • Explore the marginal contractual changes and what they mean for you
  • Understand that your claiming patterns will be monitored and reviewed – don't put yourself in the danger zone
  • Discuss dento-legal implications of the contractual changes.

Learning content

A one-hour presentation with the chance to ask the speaker questions at the end of the webinar.


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Shawn Charlwood 
Chair, General Dental Practice Committee, BDA 

​Shawn graduated from Birmingham Dental School in 1986 and has postgraduate dental qualifications form the University of Bristol and the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners. He is a GDP in Lincoln, having owned a large mixed practice for twenty-five years and was a foundation trainer for over twenty years. He had previously held postgraduate positions at Manchester Dental School and Manchester Royal Infirmary Maxillo-facial, as well as being an officer in the Royal Army Dental Corps TA for five years. He has been on the GDPC for 12 years and is now Chair, having previously served as Vice Chair, Chair of the GDPC Remuneration Sub-Committee and Chair of the GDPC Private Practice Committee. Shawn also currently sits on the GDPC-LDC Regional Liaison Group, GDPC Associates Sub-committee, the BDA’s Review Body Evidence Committee, and the British Dental Guild. He was previously the Chair of Lincolnshire LDC, which he has been a member of for 25 years. 
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Len D'Cruz
GDP and Practice Owner, London and Head of Indemnity, BDA

Len is Head of BDA Indemnity, a general dental practitioner, foundation trainer and practice owner. He has 21 years’ experience as a dento-legal advisor supporting dentists with complaints, clinical and regulatory issues, and clinical negligence claims. He is lead lecturer at the University of Bedfordshire teaching on the MA in Dental Law and Ethics. He has authored and co-authored two books: “Understanding NHS dentistry” and “Legal aspects of general dental practice” (Churchill Livingstone) and has contributed legal and ethical content to a number of text books and journals and websites. He regularly shares his wisdom on NHS regulations and contract reform and has both dental and legal qualifications. 

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James Goldman
Associate Director of Advisory Services, BDA

James qualified as a barrister in 1994 and has worked as an in-house lawyer, in the retail, recruitment and public sectors. He has been at the BDA advising dentists since 2007. He has provided advice on a range of employment and commercial issues, has appeared in a number of tribunal cases, including on employment status of associates, and has lectured on a range of topics. 

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Victoria Michell
Practice Management Consultant, BDA

Victoria is an advisor in the NHS, Business and General Practice advice team. She qualified as a solicitor in 2010 having trained in the City of London. She worked for the financial regulator before moving to the BDA and undertook a secondment representing clients buying and selling dental practices. 



1 hour CPD

A CPD certificate (in the name of the participant) will be made available once viewing of this online lecture has been finished, the delegate feedback survey completed and attendance validated.

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