GPs to charge dentists

Talks are under way between the BMA, British Dental Associa-tion and General Dental Council about how GPs will provide information that dentists need to register patients.

The intention is that GPs will be able to charge for this, but it is expected to be two years before the scheme can be agreed.  

GPC chairman Dr Hamish Meldrum said: ‘Much of this information will have to come from a report from a patient’s GP. However, what hadn’t been discussed was how that information was to be made available.’  

No detail of information type was given.

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