• Oral Health Needs Assessment Toolkit

    13 March 2008

    The Oral Health Needs Assessment (OHNA) Toolkit is designed to assist PCTs in designing and carrying out oral health needs assessment in order to inform their commissioning decisions for dental services.

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  • Shared Learning - managing & minimising failure-to-attends (FTAs)

    11 March 2008

    This briefing paper outlines best practice approaches for managing and minimising missed appointments in dental practices.  It provides an overview of existing methods, how GPs manage missed appointments, and how some practices have used text messaging to reduce the number of missed appointments.

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  • GPs and pharmacists with special interests (GPwSI and PhwSI)

    9 December 2007

    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

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  • Guidelines for the appointment of Dentists with Special Interests (DwSIs) in prison dentistry

    19 November 2007

    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.

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  • Orthodontic quality assurance briefing paper

    8 November 2007

    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.

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