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Dentists are being urged to join a British Dental Association (BDA) campaign, calling on the Government to address concerns about the registration of dental practices with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
The BDA is sending all members a postcard emphasising the increasing burden of red tape encircling practitioners and the effect it has on patient care. They are demanding that the secretary of state for health does 3 things:
- Simplify the arrangements for the CQC so it does not duplicate functions carried out by other bodies.
- Ensure that the CQC registration fee is set at a reasonable level
- Delay the deadline for registration to allow these concerns to be properly addresses.
This launch follows the BDA’s recent warning that many experienced practitioners feel so frustrated by the growing burden of red tape, that they may consider early retirement.