Dentists can now sign up to pay their annual retention fee (ARF) by instalments, following the successful introduction of the scheme for dental care professionals (DCP) earlier this year.
The General Dental Council (GDC) introduced the new pay by instalments option to support dental professionals who pay their own fee, by enabling them to spread the cost over the year. For dentists, this is four direct debits of £170.
To take advantage of the option this year, dentists need to log in to eGDC and select the quarterly direct debit option no later than October 31, 2021.
Gurvinder Soomal , GDC chief operating officer, says, “We are pleased to be able to offer this increased flexibility to professionals around how they pay their ARF.”
Where dentists hold specialist titles, the annual fee of £72 per title will also be collected in the first direct debit. For further information visit the GDC’s Pay by instalments Direct Debit webpage.