Cost of NHS dental care to rise next month - MSE News

Charges for NHS dental services in England are set to rise by 5% on 1 April, the Government has announced - so if you've been meaning to go to the dentist, see if you can go before then to avoid paying extra...
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  • veryintrigued
    veryintrigued Posts: 3,843 Forumite
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    What if you're mid way through a treatment?
  • brook2jack
    brook2jack Posts: 4,563 Forumite
    If you're half way through treatment you will pay what the cost was at the start of treatment ie you will pay the old prices. It is important not to cancel or miss appointments because if you do this treatment will be closed , a new course will be opened and the new charges charged.

    This is a particular problem at this time of year as practices struggle to hit their targets for April 1st so there is a pressure to finish outstanding treatments.
  • chattychappy
    chattychappy Posts: 7,302 Forumite
    The NHS is so special because it's free at the point of need.

    Problem with teeth - pay.
    Doctor says you need some drugs - pay for prescription.

    Just keep telling yourself it's the envy of the world.
  • welshdent
    welshdent Posts: 1,989 Forumite
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    To be fair, dental charges have been in place for around 60 years so its not something new. Dentistry was only free at the point of delivery for a few years at the start.
  • kfsimpson
    kfsimpson Posts: 95 Forumite
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    My pension and, I assume, other payments and benefits, increases each year by CPI. What is the index used to justify this increase? 5% is higher than any government price index increase.
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