The Office of the Chief Dental Officer and NHS England and NHS Improvement have produced a commissioning standard for commissioners of restorative dentistry in England. The Standard will support NHS England in commissioning consistent patient-centred restorative dental care services.
This guide aims to offer a standardised framework for the local commissioning of specialist and specialised restorative dentistry services. It is intended to be used by commissioners to ensure that they are improving access to care, based on patient needs, with demonstrable high-value health outcomes experienced by patients.
Commissioners will need to work closely with local restorative dentistry Managed Clinical Networks (MCNs), Consultants in Dental Public Health and Local Dental Networks (LDNs) or dental system leadership teams. Together they will be responsible for delivering the best place-based patient journey possible that meets the needs of diverse local patient population groups and works towards reducing inequalities in access to treatment and outcomes while achieving the nationally expected standards of care provision.
To download a copy of this standard go to https://www.england.nhs.uk/primary-care/dentistry/dentistry-publications/#standards
Chief Dental Officer England (England.OCDO-CDO-ENGLAND@nhs.net)
Supporting NHS England, the Department of Health and Health Education England
BDS (UBrist), MFGDP(UK), MSc (UCL), MA (King’s), FDSRCS, psc(j)
Honorary Professor Dentistry (University of Manchester)
Honorary Doctorate of Health (University of Plymouth)
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