Contract award: Provision of Personal Dental Services
(PDS) within Rugeley.
But Dr Crouch wasn't just fighting for himself, he was fighting for the rights of 3,000 dental practices who have Personal Dental Services
As a result of imposition of the personal dental services
contracts, much of the previous growth has been reversed.
But those with a more specialist personal dental services
(PDS) contract - which would include orthodontists - earned an average of pounds 172,494.
The judge, sitting at London's High Court yesterday, still has to make up his mind on whether Dr Crouch has won a second, wider ranging legal challenge about whether the trust unlawfully failed to consult the public adequately before introducing the new personal dental services
agreements in April 2006.
The judge, sitting at London's High Court, still has to make up his mind on whether Dr Crouch has won a second challenge over whether the PCT unlawfully failed to consult the public adequately in order to assess local needs before introducing the new personal dental services
agreements (PDSAs) in April 2006 to improve the service.
Mr Croad joined the new Personal Dental Services
(PDS) agreement earlier this year, enabling the practice to provide dental care for an additional 1,000 people.
The Government has plans for new contracts for dentists, known as Personal Dental Services
They also say 36 of their dentists are signing up to another new contract known as the Personal Dental Services
The Institute of Medicine's Study, Dental Education at the Crossroads, recommends that in order to "increase access to care and improve the oral health status of underserved populations, dental educators, practitioners, researchers and public health officials should work together to secure more adequate public and private funding for personal dental services
, public health and prevention programs, and community outreach activities, including those undertaken by dental school students and faculty, and address the special needs of underserved populations through health services research, curriculum content, and patient services, including more productive use of allied dental personnel.
Earnings were even higher for those dentists who provide both general and personal dental services
- an average of pounds 199,545 in England and Wales.
Dr Crouch had also sought to prove the PCT had unlawfully failed to carry out adequate public consultation to assess local orthodontic needs before drawing up new personal dental services
agreements in April 2006, however he failed to win that leg of his legal challenge.