BDA Research has shown that recruitment is a significant problem across all the UK countries, with at least a fifth of BDA members reporting this as an issue and reaching a peak in England with 49 per cent saying they had experienced this difficulty.
Outside London, our members are reporting difficulties recruiting associates in the North East, South West, East of England, Yorkshire, Manchester and other areas.
Pay is a relevant factor in the recruitment of dentists and where practices are having recruitment difficulties they may have to offer higher levels of remuneration or enhanced benefit packages.
Our most recent submission to the Government's pay review body in 2016, included highlighting that a significant proportion of associates intend to leave the profession. In 2017 this has risen to (20 per cent) through retirement, or working in a different sector (9 per cent), or to reduce their hours (26 per cent) in the next five years.
There is also a large proportion of associates that intends to change their work within dentistry in some way; either by becoming a community dentist (2 per cent), a hospital dentist (4 per cent) or a practice owner (18 per cent), or by developing new specialist skills (29 per cent).
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