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​Scottish Government to launch new annual expenses exercise for GDPs

5 April 2018


BDA Scotland has urged members to get involved in a new annual expenses exercise from the Scottish Government, and to set out their evidence on expenses to help inform future pay awards.


The survey – which was developed jointly between the Scottish Government and BDA Scotland – will be issued to independent GDPs providing NHS General Dental Services on 16 April and will be fully anonymised.


Practices with over 92% NHS commitment will receive the link which will take approximately 30 minutes to complete for GDPs with profit and loss information to hand.


David McColl, Chair of the BDA's Scottish Dental Practice Committee, said:


"Recent pay awards have failed to keep pace with inflation and mounting overheads. This survey is simple, quick and anonymous, and will provide powerful evidence for a fair approach to pay and expenses in future.


"We urge all GDPs with high NHS commitment to get involved. This is your chance to provide government with a clear picture of the financial pressures we are facing."


The exercise will run from mid-April to the end of May 2018.


BDA Scotland

BDA Scotland supports, represents and promotes, the interests of all dentists working in Scotland. Working with elected committee members, we negotiate on behalf of the profession on terms and conditions, and pay and contracts.