Community Dental Health

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Cover Date:
March 2019
Print ISSN:
0265 539X
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Dental Public Health in Action: The use of the NICE ten step model to conduct an oral health needs assessment in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw


Initial Impetus for action
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 created a new commissioning framework for the provision of health, social care
and public health in England (UK Government, 2012). NHS
England became the sole commissioner for all NHS dental
services, including primary, secondary and unscheduled
dental care. Local authorities became responsible for public
health, epidemiological surveys, improving the oral health
of their communities and for commissioning oral health
improvement services including water fluoridation (NHS
Bodies and Local Authorities (Partnership Arrangements,
Care Trusts, Public Health and Local Healthwatch) Regulations (SI 2012/3094)). At the time this needs assessment
was conducted, NHS South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Area
Team commissioned all the NHS dental services in the local
authority areas of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield
and Bassetlaw. The dental Local Professional Network provided clinical and public health input to the commissioning
process through its annual work plan. However, there was
no up to date information on local oral health needs and
how these needs were being met by NHS dental services,
hence it was difficult to determine what were the local
commissioning priorities.

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Rizwana Lala, Kate Jones

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