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Dental patients fined £100 for form-filling errors

Jan 31, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

MORE than 400,000 NHS dentist patients a year are being fined £100 for form-filling mistakes, it has emerged as watchdogs launched an investigation.

The National Audit Office probe follows claims of a deliberately "aggressive" official policy intended to deter patients from claiming their right to exemption from payment.

The British Dental Association says patients are being fined for filling in the wrong box in a complicated form when claiming their exemption, many of these are you...