Commissioning Standard for Urgent Dental Care – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This commissioning standard document will support commissioners in NHS England and NHS Improvement to commission consistent patient- centred urgent dental care services that  are aligned with other urgent care services.

Commissioning Standard for Restorative Dentistry – NHS England and NHS Improvement

This commissioning standard document supports commissioners in NHS England and NHS Improvement with the implementation of a standardised framework for the local commissioning of specialist and specialised restorative dentistry services.

National plan to phase down use of Dental Amalgam in England – Department of Health and Social Care

A national plan to phase down the use of dental amalgam in England.  Under European Union (EU) Regulation 2017/852 on mercury (Article 10 (3)), all member states were required to develop national plans to phase down the remaining use of amalgam

RCPCH prevention vision for child health – Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Strategy paper from the RCPCH sets out their proposals for how to transform the health and wellbeing of children and young people in the UK, In advance of the Department of Health and Social Care’s prevention green paper. It states

Smiling matters: oral health care in care homes – Care Quality Commission

Care quality Commission review on the state of oral health care in care homes across England draws on one hundred inspections of care homes on which CQC inspectors were accompanied by inspectors from dental regulation. It reveals that three years

Improving oral health: A community water fluoridation toolkit for local authorities – Public Health England

This toolkit will help local authorities make informed decisions on water fluoridation and the process to follow should they wish to implement, vary or terminate a scheme. Water fluoridation is one of a range of safe and effective measures to

Interim NHS People Plan: the future dental workforce – NHS Improvement

Interim NHS People Plan, developed collaboratively with national leaders and partners, sets a vision for how people working in the NHS will be supported to deliver care and identifies the actions we will take to help them. It finds NHS

National dental epidemiology programme: Oral health survey of 5-year-old children 2018 to 2019: National protocol – Public Health England

This document describes the methods fieldworkers should use to collect oral health information for the survey of 5 year olds in the academic year 2018 to 2019.

North West oral health survey of services for dependant older people, 2012 to 2013: Report 3: hospitals with in-patient facilities: (Dental public health intelligence programme) – Public Health England

The results of the oral health survey of services for older dependent people show: oral care was not recognised as an important issue in some ‘Care in your home services’ lack of access to suitable, timely and responsive treatment services

North West oral health survey of services for dependant older people, 2012 to 2013: Report 2: adult residential care, nursing homes and hospices: (Dental public health intelligence programme) – Public Health England

The results of the oral health survey of services for older dependent people show: oral care was not recognised as an important issue in some ‘Care in your home services’ lack of access to suitable, timely and responsive treatment services

North West oral health survey of services for dependant older people, 2012 to 2013: Report 1: ‘Care in your home’ services: (Dental public health intelligence programme) – Public Health England

The results of the oral health survey of services for older dependent people show: oral care was not recognised as an important issue in some ‘Care in your home services’ lack of access to suitable, timely and responsive treatment services

National Health Service: The Primary Dental Services Statements of Financial Entitlements (Amendment) Directions 2018 – Department of Health and Social Care

These directions implement changes to the payments made by NHS England to contractors under a dental service contract with effect from 1 April 2018. The changes relate to: implementation of the 2018 to 2019 pay and expenses and training allowances

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: GIRFT Programme National Specialty Report – GIRFT Programme

Report that finds Nearly two thirds of procedures were coded to the wrong specialty, meaning outcomes, treatment volumes and which units did what was hard to measure. The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons has pledged to start collecting

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