The second NHS Confidence Monitor is now open for dentists to take part and share their views.
The NHS Confidence Monitor is a survey designed to capture how confident the profession are in the future of NHS dentistry.
The first survey was conducted at the end of 2014 and is being repeated to monitor how confidence levels ebb and flow as new information about the contract reforms emerges and the selected prototype practices reveal their thoughts and findings on the potential new systems.
‘It will be very interesting to see how confidence levels in NHS dentistry have changed, particularly in light of the general election, and I look forward to the results,’ Eddie Crouch, vice chair of the British Dental Association principal executive committee, said.
‘I hope to see even more NHS dentists taking part in this survey so the profession has a greater insight into the possible future effect of NHS dentistry.’
It is hoped the results will help to provide a snapshot of how the profession perceives the future of NHS dentistry.
The survey explores the profession’s thoughts on the future of:
- Career prospects
- Remuneration levels
- Getting the balance of treatment versus prevention within the NHS right
- The ability of the team to work effectively within the NHS.
As an NHS dentist, how do you feel about the future of dentistry? To have your say, please visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NHSConfidenceMonitor.
It will take just two minutes to complete.
Confidence in NHS dentistry
Among other findings, the first survey revealed that 39% of the respondents asked were less confident about their career prospects within NHS dentistry over the next 12 months than they were a year ago.
The NHS Confidence Monitor is an independent survey commissioned by Practice Plan.