Cost of Living Blog – Care v Cash: co-payment in NHS dentistry

DentistryThis week in the media dentists are being accused of greed, false advertising, hiding prices and misleading patients about their services.  Headlines included: ‘How greedy dentists are fleecing families’ and ‘Dentists falsely advertise NHS slots then refuse to offer appointments’.  Dentists have hit back stating that the NHS payment system is so complicated it is hampering dentists ability to provide care and that more money is needed to enable dentist to provide the quantity of NHS care that they would like to and to avoid the kind of shortage we have seen in the past.  This echoes arguments made in an earlier post on GP shortages…….click here to view the full post on the Cost of Living blogsite.