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 21 - April 2018

Issue 20 - March 2018

Issue 19 - February 2018

Issue 18 - January 2018

Issue 17 - December 2017

Issue 16 - November 2017

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

New toolkit to help keep information safe

18 May 2018

NHS Digital has launched the new Data Security and Protection toolkit, replacing the previous Information Governance toolkit, to help keep patient information safe.

The Data Security and Protection toolkit is an online self-assessment tool that enables health and social care organisations to measure and publish their performance against the National Data Guardian’s ten data security standards.

All organisations that have access to NHS patient data and systems – including NHS Trusts, primary care and social care providers and commercial third parties – must complete the Toolkit to provide assurance that they are practising good data security and that personal information is handled correctly.

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NICE approves multiple sclerosis drugs after prices are reduced

18 May 2018

Reductions to the price of three multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs mean NICE is now able to recommend them for routine NHS funding.

NICE has published draft guidance recommending interferon beta-1b (Extavia, Novartis), glatiramer acetate (Copaxone, Teva UK Ltd), and interferon beta-1a (Avonex, Biogen Idec Ltd, and Rebif, Merck Serono Ltd) – as treatment options for people with a type of MS called relapsing-remitting MS.

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Personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets: extending legal rights

18 May 2018

This consultation seeks views on giving more people the right to have personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets.

The consultation closes on 8 June.

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After a diagnosis of dementia: what to expect from health and care services

18 May 2018

A guide to the support people should get from local services in England if they or someone they know have been diagnosed with dementia.

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Supporting and applying research in the NHS

18 May 2018

At the NHS England public board meeting on 30 November 2017, NHS England and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) published a joint statement that committed to 12 actions to support and apply research in the NHS. Between November 2017 and February 2018, NHS England, working with the Department of Health and Social Care, the Health Research Authority and the NIHR launched a public consultation on proposals to better manage excess treatment costs and eliminate delays and further improve commercial clinical research set-up and reporting. The response document summarises the feedback received and outlines our next steps for implementation.

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