Represent and support
The LDC is funded by local dentists and represents an official body protecting the interests of its membership with NHS commissioners, supporting both principal and performer dentists based in general dental practice.
Since contracting has become “locally responsive”, variation in commissioning has intentionally been introduced between the large regional areas, leaving many national advisory organisations less familiar with local arrangements that may be specific to YOUR dental practice.
The LDC holds a statutory right to occupy seats around the commissioners’ tables, enabling it to be fully appraised of and exert influence over local policies to the advantage of its members charged with delivering dental services.
LDC involvement extends from commissioning and tendering through to contractual dispute resolution and patient complaints. Additionally, it has the capacity to support dentists in distress, and counsel colleagues in dispute.
The LOCAL dental committee has rarely presented more strategic value for its members than it offers today within the local commissioning framework. This also provides an ideal time to either access its services, or become more closely involved in delivering representation for its constituencies, from your area!