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Shona Robison (Scottish National Party)
As independent contractors to the NHS, General Dental Practitioners have responsibility for ensuring appropriate instrumentation is used to treat patients.
In excess of £50 million has been allocated to NHS boards to assist general dental practitioners with practice improvements under the Primary and Continuing Care Modernisation Improvement Programme.
In addition to this, dental practitioners also receive a general dental practice allowance which is intended to help address practice improvements in relation to the provision of high quality premises, compliance with health and safety requirements and decontamination.