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Dental Contract Reform in England

All prototype providers have been contacted to confirm that the DCR programme came to an end on 31 March 2022

The commitment to reform the current NHS dental contract has been a well-established goal of successive governments.

The Dental Contact Reform (DCR) programme worked with over 100 dental practices to test new ways of providing NHS dental services. The DCR programme ended on 31 March 2022.

Programme updates sent to all DCR contract holders

April 2022 - Dental reform contract transitional guidance (PDF: 228KB on the NHS England and NHS Improvement website).

January 2022 - Next steps: Contractual arrangements for prototype practices (PDF: 90KB).

November 2021 - Contractual arrangements for prototype practices financial year 2021/22 (Word: 61KB).

October 2021 - Update on the future of DCR from Department of Health and Social Care (Word: 61KB).

March 2021 - The future of DCR letter from Department of Health and Social Care (PDF: 31KB)