The details of government and public bodies’ machinations are often convoluted and hard to disentangle for those not directly involved. It can be no less the case when it comes to understanding the decision-making process behind how the English NHS dental contract works, even – or, perhaps, especially – for those professionals whose job it is to deliver that contract.
Decisions around UDAs – not least, for many, the one to continue using them – will undoubtedly be among the most important for dentists to gain clarity on given the impact they have on the profession. But, as UDAs are set to stay, even under the current proposals for contract reform, it can be useful to seek some clarity about the way they are allocated and gain some insight into why regional differences may exist.
To dig deeper into this subject, I asked Eddie Crouch, Deputy Chair of the BDA Principal Executive Committee: How are decisions made about regional allocation of UDAs?Read More