December 2015

Volume 32, Issue 4

Editorial - Local Dental Networks: Trendy or Transformational?

Authors: Simon Hearnshaw
doi: 10.1922/CDH_Hearnshaw02


In England, the NHS is undergoing a period of change stimulated by the need to improve standards of care for increasing numbers of patients and an ageing population against a back drop of limited resources. The CEO of NHS England, Simon Steven’s five years forward view offers a conceptual plan for the future including a plan for resourcing the NHS but also introducing a framework for modernization and change (NHS, 2014). The NHS plan backs prevention and in particular “hard hitting” public health measures. It also talks about developing out of hospital care, removing barriers to integrated care and developing local solutions. The plan talks about local flexibility, backing diverse solutions and local leadership in place of the “distraction” of further national reorganization.


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Editorial - Local Dental Networks: Trendy or Transformational? 194-195 Download
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Dental anxiety and oral health in 15-year-olds: a repeated cross-sectional study over 30 years 221-225 Download
Development and evaluation of a Dental Patient Feedback on Consultation skills (DPFC) measure to enhance communication 226-230 £10 single article
Listening to older adults: community consultation on a new dental service 231-236 Download
A retrospective audit of population service access trends for cleft lip and cleft palate patients 237-240 £10 single article
Perceived mental stress in relation to oral health over time in middle-aged Swedish women 241-246 Download
Dental utilization disparities in a Jewish context: reasons and potential solutions 247-251 £10 single article
Caregiver financial distress, depressive symptoms and limited social capital as barriers to children’s dental care in a midwestern county in the United States 252-256 £10 single article


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