Information, guidance and FAQs to support providers, performers and practice staff with changes for coronavirus (COVID-19).
Dental contracts in England
Coronavirus 2022 to 2023 workforce data collection form - England only
The workforce returns continue to be a requirement of income protection. For 2022 to 2023 the categories will be reduced to reflect we are no longer in a period of emergency response, the withdrawal of the dental standard operating procedure (SOP) and the closure of government support schemes.
The Excel whole time equivalent (WTE) tool has been updated to reflect the above changes and can be used to record WTE for up to 30 members of staff. If a contract has staff numbers exceeding 30, save additional files and add totals together, as required.
Covid-19 2022-23 Workforce data collection for WTE calculation tool (Excel: 705KB)
Coronavirus 2021-22 workforce data collection form - England only
The NHS’s response to coronavirus is not yet over and practices should continue to follow government, public health, and NHS England and NHS Improvement guidance.
The monthly retrospective workforce return, which we have been asked to implement and collect on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement, provides information to NHS England and NHS Improvement regional teams and local commissioners about the status of the dental practice workforce during the pandemic.
The expectation is that this form is completed while NHS dental providers continue to receive ongoing monthly contractual payments and move to full recovery and restoration of dental services.
Monthly workforce forms should be completed in Compass using the Workforce Data Collection Form. Read our help resources for further information.
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The Excel WTE tool can be used to record WTE for up to 30 members of staff. If a contract has staff numbers exceeding 30, save additional files and add totals together, as required, before entering data into Compass.