Non-recurring funding to dental practices to support e-dental programme announced.
Funding of £350 per practice will be available and may be used for a number of purposes.
There are a small minority of practices that rely on paper-based claims to Practitioners Services. As part of a general move to electronic communication, these practices have the choice of moving to a web-based solution or adopting a practice management system.
The funding may be used to purchase a computer to ensure continued access to the NHS IT system and allow adoption of the web-based solution, or alternatively pay for a computer as part of a general upgrade to a practice management system. It is advisable that a practice contact the IT facilitator in their NHS Board for the minimum specification for a PC.
Further details are available in PCA(D)(2016)4