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NHS dental charges increase

17 March, 2011

Increase in NHS dental charges from 1st April 2011

 

The government has announced that NHS dental charges are to increase from 1st April, as part of a wider review of medical and prescription charges.  Band 1 charges have increased by 50p from £16.50 to £17.00, Band 2 has gone from £45.60 to £47 and Band 3 has broken the £200 barrier – increasing from £198 to £204.

This change will no doubt prompt a review of product specifications by providers to ensure cover levels continue to provide effective levels of reimbursement for employees who access NHS dental care.  Matt Reeves – Corporate Channel Manager – said “This change is significant, as it is the first of the Government’s changes to the NHS dental system in order to cut the deficit.  We will keep a close eye on developments in this area, but Denplan’s product range  continues to provide 100% reimbursement for all NHS charges, so these increased rates will not impact adversely on our members’ cost base.”

Full details of the changes can be found on the Department of Health website.

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