28 January 2022
NHS England and NHS Improvement will be making available an additional £50m of non-recurrent funding for NHS dental care provision for the remainder of 2021/22, it has been announced.
The funding is intended to secure up to 350,000 additional dental appointments. Children, people with learning disabilities, autism, or severe mental health problems, will be prioritised over the coming months, with the one-off funding available until the end of the financial year.
Dentists involved in the scheme will be paid more than a third on top of their normal sessional fee for delivering this care outside of core hours, such as early morning and weekend work.
The funding will be broken down by region:
- North West – £7,310,000
- North East and Yorkshire – £8,633,000
- Midlands – £8,904,000
- East of England – £5,731,000
- South West – £4,726,000
- South East – £6,887,000
- London – £7,809,000