At the end of March this year, the government announced that, for a period of 6 months from 1 April 2021, NHS dental practices must achieve 60% of their pre-COVID activity to avoid being hit by financial penalties. This is an increase on the previous target that applied from 1 January, of meeting 45% of their NHS contracts. The targets have attracted criticism from dentists and the BDA, who consider them to be inappropriate and self-defeating during the pandemic when so many practices are operating at a fraction of their pre-covid capacity as a result of government guidance and NHS protocols, and also patient reluctance to seek dental treatment.
For further information about this, please contact Corporate and Commercial Solicitor Nick Mayles. Nick is a highly experienced transactional corporate and commercial lawyer with specialist expertise and experience in dental practice acquisitions and sales. If we can assist with any questions you may have in relation to your business, including the impact of COVID-19, please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01206 574431.