45 Lavender Hill, Clapham Junction, SW11 5QW
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5 London Rd, Tooting, SW17 9JR
app@tootingcentre.uk

0207-223-5114

Dentistry provided by the National Health Service (NHS) in the United Kingdom was originally intended to ensure that dental treatment is available to the whole population. However, for dentistry it has been limited centrally for some time, struggling to even see 55% of the population in a one-year period.[1] Unlike medical care, charges are made to most people. In England, a new but experimental target system of UDAs was imposed by government on 1 April 2006, but by 2008 the Parliamentary Health Select Committee investigation found the UDAs were unfit for purpose. Dentists act as private contractors to the NHS, which, simply put, means the dentists buy the building and equip the surgery, hire all the staff and pay all of the running costs including wages, materials and insurances, to provide an NHS dental service.

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