personal dental services


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personal dental services

Services in the UK offering patients personalised dental care which is equivalent to that provided by General Dental Practitioners within the Family Health Services, but within a more flexible framework of local commissioning.

Primary care trusts (PCTs) can contract with practitioners or other providers to provide patient services, but are free to negotiate and set contract terms which best suit local circumstances and priorities. Where services have converted from GDS contracts, a transfer is made on an annual basis from the General Dental Services non-discretionary budget and allocated to the individual PCT's discretionary budget. PCTs can also commit other funding from their HCHS discretionary allocations or integrate more specialised elements of former Community Dental Services into PDS schemes. Gross expenditure represents the total cost of the service; net expenditure represents the proportion of total costs met by the NHS after taking into account the income from dental charges collected from patients.
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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 contracts.
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 (PDS).
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.

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