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NHS still at it with 0844.(The Toothbus this time) (Read 3,333 times)
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NHS still at it with 0844.(The Toothbus this time)
Dec 2nd, 2012 at 4:39am
 
I saw an article about The NHS Toothbus and though and behold it uses a 0844 5p a minute plus number.The service is commissioned by NHS Hampshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire

See www.toothbus.co.uk
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Re: NHS still at it with 0844.(The Toothbus this time)
Reply #1 - Dec 2nd, 2012 at 5:15am
 
Although contracted providers of NHS Dental Services were covered by changes to their contracts when 087 and other telephone number ranges were banned in 2005, they were not explicitly covered by the 2009/10 changes. Only the Medical Services Contracts, which apply to GPs, were revised.

The Directions to NHS Bodies of December 2009 covered use of telephone numbers by NHS bodies, not explicitly those from whom they contract services. The general terms of the contracts covering Dentists, Pharmacists and Ophthalmologists (like those for GPs) are negotiated nationally, even though the services are commissioned by PCTs.

Putting the technicalities aside, as I must assume that they do not apply in this case (the Toothbus service is clearly provided under the terms of a specially negotiated contract, rather than the GDS), permitting use of the 0844 number was a bad mistake.

The fair telecoms campaign will be on the case, and looks forward to reports of any progress made by supporters, especially those who may be on the Toothbus route.
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Re: NHS still at it with 0844.(The Toothbus this time)
Reply #2 - Dec 4th, 2012 at 9:51pm
 
bigjohn wrote on Dec 2nd, 2012 at 4:39am:
I saw an article about The NHS Toothbus and though and behold it uses a 0844 5p a minute plus number.The service is commissioned by NHS Hampshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire

See www.toothbus.co.uk


Good evening, this may or may not work.

I decided to have a look around the ToothBus website.

I found this which gives a company called Iosis Clinic in Winchester.

I searched on Google for the clinic and found this which gives an 01 number to contact them on.. Same location as the C/O address on the ToothBus page.

The number is: 01962 670 501

I have not tried it so I am not sure if it's a suitable alternative.

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