The present system has led directly to the current dispute (report, 11 August). The Government has taken careful note of the results of the ballots conducted by dentists' representative organisations. Both the dental profession and the Government regard the needs of patients for a good quality and readily available NHS dental service as vitally important. To deliver this, dentists and the Government must have confidence in a pay system that is obviously fair and reasonable for all.
Our joint hope is that everyone concerned with the provision of NHS dental care will help Sir Kenneth in his important work.
Minister for Health
General Dental Services
British Dental Association
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