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1 April 2020 to 7 June 2020

Due to lower activity contracts were subject to a 16.75% abatement. This did not apply to Urgent Dental Care Centres.

8 June 2020 to 1 January 2021

Contracts were expected to deliver at least 20% of their usual activity volumes for the period.

Further information on how to calculate baseline activity and how this affects you was issued by:

1 January 2021 to 31 March 2021 

From this point contracts were measured on their standard metrics, units of dental activity (UDA), units of orthodontic activity (UOA) and courses of treatment (COT).

Contracts were expected to meet a percentage of their contracted target in this period:

  • 45% for UDAs
  • 70% for UOAs

Funds were subject to clawback if targets were not met. Further guidance was published in Issue 7, Preparedness letter for primary dental care (PDF: 278KB).

1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021 (H1)

Contracts were expected to meet a percentage of their half year contracted target in this period:

  • 60% for UDAs
  • 80% for UOAs

Funds were subject to clawback if targets were not met. Further guidance was published in Issue 8, Preparedness letter for primary dental care.

1 October 2021 to 30 December 2021 (Q3)

Contracts are expected to meet 100% of their contracted target.

Clawback will not be applied to contacts meeting:

  • 65% of their target for UDAs for the period
  • 85% of their target for UOAs for the period

The rate of clawback will reduce proportionally down to a lower level of:

  • 52% for UDAs
  • 60% for UOAs

Read more information here (PDF: 106KB).

1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022 (Q4)

Contracts are expected to meet 100% of their contracted target.

Clawback will not be applied to contacts meeting:

  • Minimum of 75% of their target for UDAs in Q4 (Originally 85%)
  • Minimum of 90% of their target for UOAs in Q4

Read more information on NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) website.

1 April 2022 to 30 June 2022 (Q1)

Contracts are expected to meet 100% of their contracted target.

  • Minimum of 95% of their target for UDAs in Q1
  • For Orthodontic contracts normal volumes are in place.

Read more information on NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) website.

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