The General Dental Council (GDC) has just announced that the Annual Retention Fee (ARF) will be able to be paid in instalments.
The new option is designed to support those who would find it helpful to spread the cost of the ARF over the year, with quarterly Direct Debit payments. For dental care professionals this will be four payments of £28.50 and for dentists four payments of £170.
Dental care professionals (DCPs) wishing to pay by instalments will need to log in to their eGDC account from early May and select the quarterly Direct Debit option by 31 May, at the latest. The option will be available for dentists on eGDC later in the year.
However, please do not attempt to change your payment method just yet as the GDC are still working behind the scenes to set up the process in eGDC.