COVID-19: Furlough scheme confirmed for mixed practices

Source Credit: British Dental Association -

There has been a confirmation from the Treasury and NHS England that mixed practices can make full use of the furlough scheme in proportion to their private activity.

The BDA has been pressing NHS England to offer assurances that mixed NHS/private pratices could access wider government support to cover private work, as well as support from the NHS.

Dental practice employees include nurses and non-clinical administrative staff, but not dentists and many hygienists and therapists, who operate on a self-employed basis.