Our Health, Our Care, Our Say - a New Direction for Community Services reinforced the importance of services provided by healthcare professionals working in community settings, and both practitioners with special interests (PwSIs) and NHS specialist staff have key roles in the delivery of such services.
The following guides were published in 2007 under the series title Implementing Care Closer to Home: Convenient Quality Care for Patients
Guidelines for the Appointment of Dentists with Special Interests (DwSIs) in Prison Dentistry have been produced by the Department of Health, the Oxford Deanery, the British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry and NHS Primary Care Commissioning. They are designed to help prison managers and healthcare commissioners define more closely the role and working arrangements for prison dentists.
This brief paper aims to provide a more detailed overview of the quality assurance framework for the new orthodontic contract and to help PCTs ensure that they are built into their clinical governance processes for orthodontics.
This guidance is self explanatory, it has a foundation in establishing accuracy in QOF reports, but it does contain a clear account of how to make best use of the new QOF verification reports that can be generated by all practices.