A breakdown of costs to regulate DCPs

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Dear General Dental Council,
You state that it costs £128 to regulate one DCP (dental care professional) per annum. Please break down this cost into its constituent parts. i.e. the cost of sending out a reminder that an annual fee is due, the cost of sending one certificate of registration, the cost of keeping a database per registrant, to show how you arrived at this figure.

Yours faithfully,
Paul Humber

Freedom of Information Requests, General Dental Council

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Beata Laszlo (020 7167 6116), General Dental Council

Dear Mr Humber

 

I am writing further to your request for information which I confirm has
been considered under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. For clarity I
am copying your questions below, with our responses.

 

1.       You state that it costs £128 to regulate one DCP (dental care
professional) per annum. Please break down this cost into its constituent
parts. i.e. the cost of sending out a reminder that an annual fee is due,
the cost of sending one certificate of registration, the cost of keeping a
database per registrant, to show how you arrived at this figure. 

 

You correctly identify some of the activities our Registration function
undertakes; however this is only part of what is involved in regulating
Dentists and Dental Professionals.

Please find a link to the ARF consultation document. Page 15 of the
document (Table 6) explains how we projected the costs of our regulatory
functions: Registration, Fitness to Practise, Quality Assurance and the
Dental Complaints Service, how the expenditure was split between Dentists
and DCPs and how we arrived at the £128 ARF fee for DCPS.

 

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Beata Laszlo

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General Dental Council

 

 

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