Dental programme news

17 May 2018

Provider news round-up

The provider news round-up will be published on the last Thursday of every month and sent as an email to the contact address listed for the practice.  The intention of the newsletter is to provide practices with a summary of the important communications that were sent out in the preceding weeks that require attention and or action and any other additional news items or general information pertinent to the prototype system.   It is essential that as the contract holder, providers have sight of all communications that are sent from the dental contract reform programme team as they are responsible for ensuring the service is delivered in accordance with the contractual arrangements underpinning the prototype system. 

Business managers can help by ensuring the news round-up is passed to the provider if it does not go directly to their email address. Also, hyperlinks to the last six editions of the newsletter are below allowing any of these publications to be downloaded and printed from this webpage.  If a copy of a previous edition is required, please send a request by email to the DCR inbox; dentalcontractreform@pcc.nhs.uk   

Issue 23 - June 2018

Issue 22 - May 2018

Issue 21 - April 2018

Issue 20 - March 2018

Issue 19 - February 2018

Issue 18 - January 2018

DCR News

DCR News is a quarterly publication which aims to keep the dental community up to date with the work of the Dental Contract Reform programme to ensure a broad understanding of the prototype system being tested.  See the hyperlinks to published editions of DCR News below.

Issue 6

Issue 5

Issue 4

Issue 3

Issue 2

Issue 1

Dental contract reform Dental programme news

Latest News

Leaders in today’s NHS: delivering the impossible

19 July 2018

NHS leaders operate in a climate of extreme pressure , says a new report from the King’s Fund. Staffing vacancies are rife, there are widespread challenges in meeting financial and performance targets and demands on services continue to increase. The report looks at what can be done to support future leaders and current ones.

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Carers are feeling the strain, says report

19 July 2018

A report from the Social Market Foundation argues that current social care system is putting pressure on families to step in and provide care for relatives where the state does not. It finds that there are more women with caring responsibilities in the professional and managerial occupations; the number of hours of care that family carers provide is rising overall; and the more hours of care a person provides, the more likely they are to reduce their hours of work or exit the workforce altogether.

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Campaign to increase number of BAME organ donors announced

19 July 2018

The government has announced a new campaign in England to address the urgent need for black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) organ donors.

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NICE QOF indicators consultation underway

19 July 2018

The NICE QOF indicators consultation is now open. Comments received will be presented to the NICE indicators advisory committee on 22 August 2018. Responses must be submitted to indicators@nice.org.uk by 5pm on Wednesday 1 August.

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Technical requirements for 2018/19 GMS contract changes – version 2

18 July 2018

NHS Employers have now published version two of the ‘technical requirements for 2018/19 GMS contract changes’ document. Version two includes additional clinical codes for dementia and influenza – see the version control page for details of changes. The document is available to download from the NHS Employers website.

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