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The National Health Service (General Dental Services Contracts) (Wales) Regulations 2006

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Regulations 2, 17 and 18

SCHEDULE 2PROVISION OF SERVICES: UNITS OF DENTAL ACTIVITY AND UNITS OF ORTHODONTIC ACTIVITY

PART 1UNITS OF DENTAL ACTIVITY

1.  (1)  Where the contractor provides a banded course of treatment, the contractor provides the number of units of dental activity specified in the appropriate row of Table A.

(2) Where a banded course of treatment is commenced but not completed for whatever reason, the appropriate number of units of dental activity provided will be calculated on the basis of the components of the course of the treatment which has been—

(a)completed; and

(b)commenced but not completed.

2.  Where the contractor provides a charge exempt course of treatment, the contractor provides the number of units of dental activity specified in the appropriate row of Table B.

Table A

Units of dental activity provided under the contract in respect of banded courses of treatment

Type of course of treatmentUnits of dental activity provided
Band 1 course of treatment (excluding urgent treatment)1.0
Band 1 course of treatment (urgent treatment only)1.2
Band 2 course of treatment3.0
Band 3 course of treatment12.0

Table B

Units of dental activity provided under the contract in respect of charge exempt courses of treatment

Type of charge exempt course of treatmentUnits of dental activity provided
Issue of a prescription0.75
Repair of a dental appliance (denture)1.0
Repair of a dental appliance (bridge)1.2
Removal of sutures1.0
Arrest of bleeding1.2

PART 2UNITS OF ORTHODONTIC ACTIVITY

3.  (1)  Where the contractor provides an orthodontic course of treatment to a patient that solely consist of a case assessment, the contractor provides 1.0 units of orthodontic activity.

(2) Where the contractor provides an orthodontic course of treatment to a patient aged under 10 years that consists of—

(a)a case assessment; and

(b)the provision of orthodontic treatment following the case assessment,

the contractor provides 4.0 units of orthodontic activity.

(3) Where the contractor provides an orthodontic course of treatment to a patient aged between 10 and 17 years of age that consists of—

(a)a case assessment; and

(b)the provision of orthodontic treatment following the case assessment,

the contractor provides 21.0 units of orthodontic activity.

(4) Where the contractor provides an orthodontic course of treatment to a patient who is aged 18 years or over that consists of—

(a)a case assessment; and

(b)the provision of orthodontic treatment following the case assessment,

the contractor provides 21.0 units of orthodontic activity.

(5) Where the contractor—

(a)provides a repair to an orthodontic appliance of a patient; and

(b)the orthodontic course of treatment in which that orthodontic appliance was provided is being provided by another contractor, hospital or relevant service provider under Part 1 of the Act,

the contractor provides 0.8 units of orthodontic activity.

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