I am delighted to let you know that the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) published it’s report - Dentistry, an OFT market study, on Tuesday this week.The report was commissioned back in September 2011 and the research team has spent the last eight months gathering evidence from stakeholders, including BSDHT, plus patient groups, dental professionals, organisations and regulators. This process also included 3,400 face to face interviews. The Society was one of the groups that participated in discussions on direct access along with other key groups.
Key recommendations and actions of the report are:
Reform of the NHS dental contract in
- Improved provision of information to facilitate active, informed patient choices.
- Improved patient access to redress and a simpler complaints system.
- Direct access to dental care professionals.
Please contact me if you want to know more!