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Existing patients: all three of the responding practices said they are currently treating some of their existing patients under the NHS contract (which offers subsidised care to adults).  However, it is understood the extent of this provision depends on the UDAs negotiated/contracted annually by individual dentists within each practice, so it may vary over time.  Indeed, one of the responding practices has recently reduced its NHS contract work.

New patients: one of the responding dental practices says that it will sometimes still take on new NHS subsidised patients.  Although specifics are unknown, it seems likely this is small-scale and selective.  The other three practices say they are not currently taking on any new NHS-subsidised patients, though one adds that it nevertheless retains a very sizeable waiting list.

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