• A healthy foundation for dental contract reform

    24 April 2019

    Improving access to NHS dentists and incentivising them to improve the nation’s oral health is a long-standing policy goal. At the heart of NHS England’s dental contract reform programme is a desire for better education for patients about how to care for their teeth and gums, and recognition that the existing dental contract, which rewards dentists for activity, does little to encourage a preventive approach to care.

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  • Dental contract reform

    1 April 2019

    As of the 1 April 2019 support to the dental contract reform programme is now being provided by NHSBSA.

    For access to programme information please use the following link https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/dental-contract-reform

    If you are interested in support that PCC can offer commissioners and dental practices please visit our home page https://www.pcc-cic.org.uk/ and use ‘our services’ and ‘our resources’ tabs to see how we can help you.

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  • Model contracts and contract variations: Dental services

    7 August 2018

    NHS England has set out the terms and conditions of the model contract that will be used when commissioning General Dental Services (GDS) contracts and Personal Dental Services (PDS) agreements.

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  • Improving the oral health of children: cost effective commissioning

    24 October 2016

    Public Health England has published a toolkit for local authorities commissioning oral health improvement programmes for pre-school children. The toolkit uses the best available evidence to estimate the reduction in tooth decay as a result of the intervention, the costs of delivering each of the programmes and the cost savings.

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  • Dental quality and outcomes framework (DQOF): 2016 to 2017

    4 April 2016

    This document provides details of the dental quality and outcomes framework (DQOF) indicators to be used to measure performance of the existing pilots and new dental contract prototypes in 2016 to 2017.

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