EAST LONDON AND THE CITY LOCAL DENTAL COMMITTEE
East london and City Local Dental Committee
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23/01/2015
GDC ACKNOWLDGES PROCEDURAL ERROR ARF CONSULTATION
General Dental Council (GDC)letter to the Chief Executive of the British Dental Association (BDA)
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11/08/2012
PCTs are being dissolved
Primary Care Trusts are disbanding - claim what you are owed
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11/08/2012
NHS Commissioning Board
The NHS Commissioning Board formally established
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25/02/2011
Health and Social Care Bill
The Health and Social Care Bill was published on 19 January 2011 and will proceed through the Houses of Parliament over the coming months.
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08/01/111
safeguarding vulnerable adults has changed.
Forth coming changes
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Secretariat Office
Abbey Road
Health Centre
28a Abbey Road
London

E15 3LT

Tel 0208 5555 800

Email:
Tam Bekele



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Welcome to the Website of the East London & The City Local Dental Committee.

Our Mission:

We are committed  to be  a source of support, advice and reference for all dentists in Newham, City and Hackney and Tower Hamlets area.

LDC will have an important role in the foreseeable future, not only in calling PCTs to account but also in acting as a bridge between the profession and management organisations.

Please note that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance. It is extremely important that as your representative organisation we have your version of what is happening on the ground, as information sharing by the PCTs is very variable.

In the run up to 2009  we have a huge opportunity to ensure that the local dental agenda  is properly set. Please  don’t hesitate to let the office know about anything that your PCT is introducing that you do not feel comfortable about it.We can take it up with them on your behalf.

What is the LDC?

The  Committee is a statutory body representing in the main General Dental Practitioners,(GDPs) based in  the Primary Care Trusts area  of  the London boroughs of Newham, City & Hackney and  Tower Hamlets. Other may be co-opted to represent  special groups.

As the local representative committee for independent Dental practitioners, the LDC has the statutory right to be consulted by the above Primary Care Trusts and  Strategic Health Authority  on  issues  relating to the dental profession including negotiations around Personal Dental Services .

The LDC is an independent body paid for by GDPs themselves via a compulsory Statutory Levy based on a  specified amount per patient, per annum. Expenditure of this Levy is restricted to administration of the Committee and may not be used for anything else. In addition, GDPs are asked to contribute to a Voluntary Levy, which is used to finance such events as  LDC Annual Conference , British Dental Guilds etc

The main function of the Committee is to represent and support General Dental Practitioners (GDPs); to ensure that GDPs are properly valued, and their skills properly utilised; that, whilst serving the public, they are able to uphold appropriate standards of practice.

The membership of the Committee will be drawn from the following particular Primary Care Trusts: -

Newham Primary Care Trust
Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust
City & Hackney Primary Care Trust

What are PCTs?

PCTs are statutory NHS bodies that are accountable to their Strategic Health Authority.They are responsible for securing the provision of a range of services  including commissioning NHS dentistry.The PCTs are responsible for the management, and  commissioning of NHS dentistry from 5th April 2005.

Funding of PCTs:

PCTs are funded from a unified budget allocation, which covers:

  • GDS, PDS, CDS & GP budget
  • Hospital and community health services;
  • The costs of prescribing by GPs and some community nurses
  • The development of GDP improvement and IT 
  • LDC MEETINGS

Any dental practitioner working in East London & The City  is welcome to attend meetings with the prior notification being made to the Secretary and subsequent consent of the Chairman.

Meetings are held in two parts. The first half being that of the Extended Committee, this is where LDC members, Consultant in Dental Public Health, Dental Practice Adviser, PCT Dental Leads, Shared Services Agency, Dental Hospital & School, Postgraduate Education, Personal Dental Services and other guests sit to debate local and national issues affecting dentistry.

The second half of the meeting, is open to the elected memebera of  the Local Dental Committee only.

Further information:

For further information on PCTs please visit www.doh.gov.uk/pricare/pcts.htm

Secretariat Office -

Abbey Road Health Centre, 

28A Abbey Road, Stratford, London E15 3LT   

Tel: 0208 5555 800