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2008 Retired Members' Conference
9 June 2008
Carried as Amended

This conference recognises that the government’s simplification of dental charges was a worthy aim. However, it has recently been announced that dental charges paid by NHS patients have increased by over £1 million per week. There are three bands of charging and it would appear that many treatments are charged at the highest band of £194. Such high charges are unaffordable to many who require dental work. Conference calls upon the National Retired Members’ Committee and the National Executive Council to ask the government to withdraw any charges for dental treatment required by elderly patients.