In order to calculate the average cost of one uniformed defence medical services dental officer, average capitation rates have been obtained as follows. These include pay, allowances, earnings-related national insurance contributions and superannuation as well as allowances for support, training and higher formation costs. It has not been possible to obtain historic rates prior to 2004-05.
Financial year Total capitation rate (£) 2004-05 174,103 2005-06 179,326 2006-07 185,809
Total capitation rate (£)
The pay of all general dental practitioners is calculated from a single incremental tri-service pay spine, and the pay element of the aforementioned figures is based on a simple average across the spine. An average figure has been used in calculating the other elements (as noted) making up the capitation rates.
These do not take into account the differing rates across the services for support functions such as accommodation and infrastructure.