Evidence review for an evidence informed toolkit for local authorities: Commissioning better oral health for vulnerable older people – Public Health England

Public Health England resource designed to support commissioners in improving the oral health of vulnerable older people in all settings. The toolkit gives an overview of the impact of oral diseases in vulnerable older people and presents the evidence of

Commissioning better oral health for vulnerable older people: An evidence-informed toolkit for local authorities – Public Health England

Public Health England resource designed to support commissioners in improving the oral health of vulnerable older people in all settings. The toolkit gives an overview of the impact of oral diseases in vulnerable older people and presents the evidence of

Dental Health Needs Assessment for Cheshire: (LPHO Report series number 105) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Looks at service provision for dental health in children and adults was investigated, with the aim of highlighting any gaps and inequalities based on the new dental contract. A set of evidence based recommendations were drawn up for local commissioners

Dental Health Needs Assessment for Cheshire: (LPHO Report series number 104) – Liverpool University Public Health Observatory

Looks at service provision for dental health in children and adults was investigated, with the aim of highlighting any gaps and inequalities based on the new dental contract. A set of evidence based recommendations were drawn up for local commissioners

Standard General Dental Services Contract: July 2018 – NHS England

These documents set out the terms and conditions of the model contract that NHS England will use when commissioning General Dental Services (GDS) contracts and Personal Dental Services (PDS) agreements.

Carbon modelling within dentistry: towards a sustainable future- Public Health England

Report form Public Health England alerting dental teams to take immediate and sustained action to reduce the carbon footprint of their businesses.  It suggests they can adopt, encourage and facilitate active travel such as cycling and walking, to and from work,

Prototype agreement scheme statement of financial entitlements – Departent of Health and Social Care

This document explains how remuneration is calculated, depending on how dental practices have entered a prototype agreement. The directions 2016 contain amendments to the statement of financial entitlement to make provision for the community dental services prototypes.

National Health Service Act 2006: The National Health Service (Dental Services) (Prototype Agreements) (Amendment) Directions 2018 – Department of Health And Social Care

Extending the dental prototype agreement scheme from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020.  Regulations setting out specific terms and conditions for dental prototype agreements.

List of live dental prototypes – Department of Health and Social Care

This document can be used to find out the dental practices in different English regions that have been selected to take part in the dental prototype agreement scheme.  It also lists the remuneration type that each practice has been allocated.

Advancing Dental Care Education and Training Review: Final Report – Health Education England

Health Education England report looking at the skills and composition of the future dental workforce that will best meet future patient need, and the training structures and funding models that will deliver that workforce.

Dental Contract Reform: Evaluation of the first year of prototyping 2016-2017 – Department of Health and Social Care

Third evaluation report produced as part of the dental contract reform programme.  It has been developed to provide a general overview of the prototyping programme over the first year and focuses on: access and accessibility quality and appropriateness of care oral

Oral health improvement programmes commissioned by local authorities – Public Health England

Information on the oral health of children at local authority level detailing oral health improvement programmes commissioned by local authorities’ local authorities are currently commissioning.

Local authority area variation in the oral health of five-year-olds – Public Health England

Report from Public Health England on Local authority area variation in the oral health of 5-year-olds‘ which identifies the 30 local authority areas with higher levels of tooth decay and the trends in decay over the past 9 years.

Commissioning Standard for Dental Specialties: Paediatric Dentistry – NHS England

This commissioning standard document defines the NHS England paediatric dental care pathway and sets out the minimum standards that when implemented commissioners must expect all providers of paediatric dental services to adhere to.

Policy Book for Primary Dental Services – NHS England

This document and appendix provides Commissioners of dental services with the context, information and tools to commission and manage dental contracts. The amended book seeks to provide further clarity. A refresh of the policy document was undertaken to add further clarity

Water Fluoridation: Health monitoring report for England 2018 – Public Health England

Report that compares data on the health of people living in areas of England with differing concentrations of fluoride in their drinking water supply.  It finds improved dental health in areas that are fluoridated and taken alongside the existing wider research, the results

National Dental Epidemiology Programme for England: oral health survey report of five-year-old children in Yorkshire and The Humber, 2015 – Public Health England

Report on oral health survey of 5-year-olds in Yorkshire and the Humber in 2015, as part of the National Dental Epidemiology Programme for England.  

Avoidance of Doubt Provision of Phased Treatments – NHS England

Aims to support dental professionals, and to clarify where it might be appropriate to provide phased treatment spanning over several courses of treatment (CoT). This should improve access to high quality NHS dentistry to meet the needs of patients who will

Primary care home: exploring the potential for dental care to add value – National Association of Primary Care

This report examines how dental care could fit into the Primary Care Home model and how it could add value.  This is intended as an initial review, with more work to follow on dental pilots within primary care homes.