Avoidance of Doubt Provision of Phased Treatments

NHS England, February 2018

Aims to support dental professionals, and to clarify where it might be appropriate to provide phased treatment spanning over several courses of treatment (CoT). This should improve access to high quality NHS dentistry to meet the needs of patients who will not usually have accessed and completed routine dental care in the previous 24 months. This cohort of patients would generally be those with high dental needs and as such are more likely to be adults from a vulnerable background with additional health or social need.

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Root causes: quality and inequality in dental health

The Nuffield Trust, November 2017

This report finds that there is a divide in good dental health between northern and southern England.  While significant improvements have been made in improving people’s dental health over time, this progress risks stalling if appropriate action isn’t taken to tackle persistent inequalities.  As well as there being a regional divide, the report also highlights a consistent gap between the dental health of rich and poor, with deprived groups more likely require hospital treatment and parents of children recieving free school meals finding it harder to access a dentist.

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Best use of unscheduled dental care services

NHS England, November 2015

This Quick Guide is designed to provide practical information for dental providers and commissioners on what they can do to improve dental unscheduled care for patients over the winter period, and beyond. Throughout this document you will find practical tips, case studies and links to useful resources.

Click here to view the guidance.