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Support and guidance for practices regarding DCR in England up to 31 March 2022

When a dental practice joined the programme, a contract variation was signed by both the practice and NHS England. There were 2 different contract variation notices:

You can access the NHS dental services prototype agreements: directions 2015 on GOV.UK.

Existing NHS dental regulations are available on our website.


To support clinicians that may not have worked within the full Units of Dental Activity (UDA) system for some time, our NHSBSA Clinical Advisors have created a presentation to be used as further guidance now that the DCR programme has closed.

The intended use of this presentation is for Clinicians as they transition from the DCR programme to the UDA system. It may not be accessible to all users. If a more accessible version is required, contact

The presentation is in a PowerPoint slideshow format and will start automatically when you open it. You may need to use the onward arrow in the slideshow to move the slideshow on at the appropriate time.

Clinical Advisers DCR to GDS UDA Transition presentation (ZIP: 132MB)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance is available on the NICE website.

Delivering better oral health guidance is available on GOV.UK.


Former prototype practices must now order standard GDS forms using the Primary Care Support England (PCSE) portal. 

Year end

Year end 2019/20