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Dentists facing ‘massive hike’ in costs to deliver NHS services in Northern Ireland

Source: Derry Journal | March 7th, 2022 | By Brendan McDaid

The British Dental Association NI has urged all candidates contesting the coming Assembly elections to pledge their commitment to rebuild and reform a service facing a deeply uncertain future as it emerges from the pandemic.

With practices facing a massive hike in costs to deliver Health Service dentistry following COVID, dentists are worried about the future of NHS dentistry and the patients who depend on this service.

They say without additional support being made available, in parallel with work on a new contract, Health Service dentistry will simply not be financially viable.

The unions stress a fundamental redesign of the low margin/high volume contract model NHS high street dentists work to is now “an absolute necessity”…

*Original article at https://www.derryjournal.com/health/dentists-facing-massive-hike-in-costs-to-deliver-nhs-services-in-northern-ireland-3599115