Reduce the burden of regulation on dental practice

The burden of regulation on dental practice is increasing to such an extent it will affect the delivery of care to patients. The HTM01-05 decontamination guidelines have been introduced without a clear evidence base and will be difficult for many practices to apply. It places an unacceptable burden on practitioners striving to deliver high quality care to their patients and will drive many from practice decreasing the availability of care for patients.The need for HTM01-05 needs to be vigorously and urgently reviewed. 

Why is this idea important?

The burden of regulation on dental practice is increasing to such an extent it will affect the delivery of care to patients. The HTM01-05 decontamination guidelines have been introduced without a clear evidence base and will be difficult for many practices to apply. It places an unacceptable burden on practitioners striving to deliver high quality care to their patients and will drive many from practice decreasing the availability of care for patients.The need for HTM01-05 needs to be vigorously and urgently reviewed. 

scrap HTM01/05

Ridiculous and non-evidence based reaction to a theoretical problem. If this applies to Dentistry then I propose it should apply to all establishments serving food and drink. I want autoclaved cuttlery with  traceability to the medical history of the last person to use my fork !

Why is this idea important?

Ridiculous and non-evidence based reaction to a theoretical problem. If this applies to Dentistry then I propose it should apply to all establishments serving food and drink. I want autoclaved cuttlery with  traceability to the medical history of the last person to use my fork !

Scrap HTM 01-05

HTM 01 -05 is a new range of cross-infection control regulations which have been imposed on the dental profession. There is little evidence to support its introduction. The net result is that dental practices will have to spend about £40, 000 to implement the new regulations. Patients will inevitably have to pay increased dental charges, and there is already evidence that some practices are simply closing.

Dentistry is a safe profession which is already well regulated. Scrap HTM 01-05 and let us get on with our job of looking after patients.

Why is this idea important?

HTM 01 -05 is a new range of cross-infection control regulations which have been imposed on the dental profession. There is little evidence to support its introduction. The net result is that dental practices will have to spend about £40, 000 to implement the new regulations. Patients will inevitably have to pay increased dental charges, and there is already evidence that some practices are simply closing.

Dentistry is a safe profession which is already well regulated. Scrap HTM 01-05 and let us get on with our job of looking after patients.

Review HTM 01-05 Protecting Patients

To protect dental patients properly and to save huge costs in equipment purchase, maintenance, avoid unnecessary building costs, to save costs on extra staff and to stop the over regulation and inspection of dentists before it spirals out of control.

 To change the HTM 01-05 regulations so they are fit for pupose

Why is this idea important?

To protect dental patients properly and to save huge costs in equipment purchase, maintenance, avoid unnecessary building costs, to save costs on extra staff and to stop the over regulation and inspection of dentists before it spirals out of control.

 To change the HTM 01-05 regulations so they are fit for pupose

Review HTM 01-05 Protecting Patients

To protect dental patients properly and to save huge costs in equipment purchase, maintenance, avoid unnecessary building costs, to save costs on extra staff and to stop the over regulation and inspection of dentists before it spirals out of control.

 To change the HTM 01-05 regulations so they are fit for pupose

Why is this idea important?

To protect dental patients properly and to save huge costs in equipment purchase, maintenance, avoid unnecessary building costs, to save costs on extra staff and to stop the over regulation and inspection of dentists before it spirals out of control.

 To change the HTM 01-05 regulations so they are fit for pupose