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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Personal dental services (pds) is a time limited contract (7 years + 3 years) and includes any treatment that is required to keep mouth, Teeth and gums health free from pain.
Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire local health boards interviewed contractors on Wednesday and may announce "preferred contractors" by Monday under the Personal Dental Services (PDS) schemes.
Practices in South Tyneside have already taken up the opportunity to try out working through Personal Dental Services contracts and 17 are signed up with the borough's PCT.
To improve access, new personal dental services contracts have been set up in England which remove the hated NHS treadmill effect from NHS dentistry.
Personal Dental Services will run alongside the one-stop-shop Dental Access Centres.
The services are anticipated to commence on the 1.4.2019 for contract duration of 4 years until the 31.3.2023 and will be offered under a Personal Dental Services (PDS) Agreement.
The Assembly government hopes the Personal Dental Services (PDS) pilot programme will free up more time for dentists, meaning they can take on extra patients.
Contract notice: Provision of nhs personal dental services in both marlborough, Wiltshire and westbury, Wiltshire nhs england south west (north)
One surgery, to open in Oswestry, is being established under a new funding system involving new personal dental services (PDS) contracts.
Cheshire and Merseyside is one of 28 StrategicHealthAuthorities in Britain all expecting to get a share of the government's pounds 44m personal dental services pilot scheme (PDS), to be announced in lateDecember.
The Commissioner will be contracting for the Services using the standard Personal Dental Services (PDS) Agreement and an appended service specification.
Contract notice: NHS England - South West - Provision of NHS Personal Dental Services in Rush Hill, Bath & North East Somerset

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