The ‘Check before you tick’ dental campaign is designed to help people understand their eligibility for free or reduced cost NHS dental treatment, and how to claim correctly to avoid a penalty charge of £100 plus the cost of their treatment. The campaign is an extension of the ‘Check before you tick’ prescriptions campaign, which NHS England and NHS Improvement, along with the NHS Business Services Authority, first introduced in September 2018.
The NHS checks free and reduced cost dental claims each month. The campaign will help raise awareness of how important it is for people to check their entitlement using the NHS online eligibility checker: nhs.uk/checkbeforeyoutick
A national burst of activity is running for six weeks from 20 January 2020, however, the campaign messages are relevant to patients all the time, so please do continue to use the resources and promote the campaign wherever possible, throughout the year.