BDA urge government to stick to new plans for dental commissioning

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The British Dental Association has urged the Department of Health to stick to plans to establish a new national board to commission dental services.

The BDA has made the plea in light of a suggestion from the House of Common’s Select Committee, which proposed new local commissioning authorities. John Milne, chairman of the BDA, said that local commissioning by primary care trusts has not been successful in the past and there has been a lack of consistency between different trusts. Mr Milne said that the new plans represent an incredible opportunity to improve dental services and increase consistency on a national level.

Mr Milne has urged the government to think about the matter very carefully and find ways to improve the proposal of a national commissioning service, rather than abandon the plans completely.

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