From 1 December 2017, the Occupational Health arrangements for dentists and their staff in London will change.
Any care arrangements entered into before 30 November 2017, but not completed, will continue to be funded by NHS England.
What’s covered by NHS England?
The schedule 1 services will continue to be funded by NHS England.
Schedule 1 services are:
- Virology testing, vaccinations for blood-borne viruses and immunisations – but only for dentists already on the National Performers’ List
- Urgent and longer-term advice on exposure to potential blood-borne viruses – for all staff in a primary care setting
Specialist tier for management of those performers that have blood-borne viruses – for all staff in a primary care setting
What do dentists pay for?
Under the new national arrangements, dentists will have to pay for some services. These include schedule 2 and schedule 3 services.
Schedule 2 services are:
- Screening and clearance, virology, vaccination and immunisation as part of the application on to the National Performers’ List – paid for by the applicant
Schedule 3 services include:
- Occupational health screening/assessment, virology testing and immunisations for nursing and administrative staff etc. – paid for by the primary care contractor