NHS Regulations - to claim or not to claim

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Event Name
NHS Regulations - to claim or not to claim
Event Type


Event Subject
Practice management
Topic Groups(Ethics and Regulation, General Dental Practice, Practice Management, Working in the UK)

09:30 - 16:30


British Dental Association

64 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 8YS, England
CPD Hours
Booking Fee(s)

Dental Care Professional: £95.00
BDA member: £150.00
Non member: £195.00

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NHS regulations – to claim or not to claim

Friday 31 March 2017

(Alternative date: Friday 14 July 2017)

British Dental Association
64 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8YS


Understand the pitfalls and controls and explore the ‘grey’ areas of the NHS regulations with the use of case studies and discussions with experts.

The NHS claiming regulations are notoriously difficult to interpret. Misunderstanding of these regulations can have serious consequences, leading to risk of major financial losses and possible referral to the GDC.

This interactive one-day course will offer formal training to practitioners who are new to the NHS system and those who require an update with the current system (introduced in 2006). 

Learning objectives 

  • Be familiar with the relevant NHS bodies administering  and monitoring NHS dentistry 
  • Understand the legislation behind NHS treatments and claims 
  • Know how legislation is enforced relating to NHS/private boundaries and submission of forms and data 
  • Understand the key legal terminology and important definitions within NHS regulations and how these are interpreted 
  • Understand the pitfalls and controls around NHS regulations 
  • Know how dentists are monitored by use of data derived from FP17s 
  • Understand the Dental Assurance Framework, ‘28 day’ investigations and the ‘Powys’ judgement 
  • Recognise the importance of full and accurate clinical and up-to-date record keeping.


This training course meets the educational criteria set by the GDC for 5 1/2 hours of verifiable CPD and is certified by the British Dental Association.

About the speakers

Richard Birkin, Head of Advice Liaison and Development, BDA

Originally a GDP in the North West, before joining the BDA Dick was a manager with the Dental Reference Service for 24 years. He also spent time as a Clinical Policy Adviser for the DRS where he worked closely with SHAs and PCTs in analysing data and managing risk. He has given evidence at over a hundred disciplinary hearings and has acted as an expert witness at the GDC.

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Len D’Cruz, GDP, London and Dento-legal Advisor, Dental Protection Ltd

Len is a general dental practitioner, running a six surgery mixed NHS and private practice in North East London. He is an experienced vocational trainer for the London Deanery. He is a dento-legal advisor for Dental Protection Ltd and a dental tutor for Health Education East of England. He has published "Legal aspects of general dental practice" and writes and presents regularly about legal and ethical issues as well as NHS contractual issues particularly in relation to the NHS contract prototypes. He is also an MJDF examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons exam and is lead lecturer for the MA in Dental law and Ethics at the University of Bedfordshire. 


Cancellation policy

All cancellations must be received in writing either by email to events@bda.org, or by post to The Events team, BDA, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS. This must then be followed by a telephone call to confirm receipt. Cancellations received 29 days or more prior to the event will be entitled to a 100% credit voucher or refund. Cancellations received between 15 days and 28 days (inclusive) prior to the event will receive a 100% credit voucher to attend a future BDA event or a 75% refund. For late cancellations received between 1 day and 14 days (inclusive) prior to the event, no credit voucher or refund will be given. Failure to attend the event on the day will constitute late cancellation and no credit voucher or refund will be given. Substitutions are welcome at any time.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and the BDA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers.

Further information

For further information on the programme and to book your place on this course please contact: BDA Events, British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS Tel: 020 7563 4590, Email: events@bda.org